Inducted in 2015
Sport(s) Played: Softball
Honor: NAIA Second Team All-American
The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced the 2015 Softball All-America teams, selected by the NAIA All-America Committee. The All-America teams are comprised of First Team, Second Team and Honorable Mention selections. Menlo College softball's Nicole Larson, who posted one of the best years in team history, earned Second Team All-America Honors for her efforts. This goes in addition to her previous awards which include: Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete, Capital One Academic All-American and All-District, All-NFCA West Region, Cal Pac Player of the Year and First Team All Cal Pac.
Larson, an outfielder from San Martin, Calif. hit a team-best .466 with 30 RBIs, 37 runs, six home runs and 10 doubles and also stole 26 bases to break the single-season record. In addition, Larson finished her career with 50 stolen bases, good for first all-time.
She also tore through the conference slate in her senior season finishing ranked among the top four in 12 different offensive categories, topping the list in three of those. She led the Cal Pac in batting average (.466), slugging percentage (.724) and on base percentage (.523) She also set the single season school record in stolen bases (26) and broke the career record with 50.
Larson is the first Menlo College softball player to earn All-America honors since Jana Sagara was named to the Honorable Mention team in 2000.