Gustavus Adolphus senior Audrey Lenoch has been named to the Louisville Slugger/National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Division III All-America Second Team for the third time in four years. Lenoch, a selection at first base this season, was selected to the second team at third base in 2004 and as a utility player in 2003.
The first baseman led Gustavus with a .510 batting average (ninth in Division III), 53 hits, 46 RBI, 11 doubles, eight triples and 23 walks, while striking out only five times. Lenoch also hit three home runs and recorded a hit in 15 straight games during the middle of the season. Lenoch’s marks in RBIs and triples set single-season school records, as did her .602 on-base percentage, while her 23 walks in 2006 rank second only to Kelly Reddy’s 24 in 1984. Lenoch also posted a .856 slugging percentage during the season, ranking 18th in Division III and second all-time at Gustavus behind the .872 mark she posted in 2004.
Lenoch also contributed defensively, posting a school-record 1.000 fielding percentage. She fielded 279 chances at first base without an error. That mark erased her own record of .992 from 2003.
Lenoch leaves Gustavus as the career leader in nearly every significant offensive category, breaking or tying school records in slugging percentage (.712), runs (120-tie), hits (209), triples (17), home runs (16) and at bats (475) this season, while extending records in doubles (44), RBI (152) and total bases (338) that were set last season. Lenoch also finished her career with a .982 career fielding percentage, second on Gustavus’ all-time list. Over four seasons, she committed only 18 errors in 1010 chances at first base and third base.
Lenoch was a co-captain on this year’s team that posted an overall record of 31-9 and finished tied for second in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The Gusties won 31 of 36 games after starting the season 0-4 and were the only Division III team to defeat top-ranked and two-time defending national champion St. Thomas during the regular season.
Audrey, a nursing major, is the daughter of Ron and Lisa Lenoch of Pine Island, Minnesota and a 2002 graduate of Pine Island High School.