Keohohou Named NFCA First-Team All-American

PROVO -- Sophomore Oli Keohohou was honored NFCA First-Team All-American for the second consecutive season, Wednesday. The awards banquet will be held Wednesday in Oklahoma City as part of the ceremonies for the 2002 NCAA Softball World Series.

Keohohou was also named First-Team All-Region with the selection. The two-time All-American from Newbury Park, Calif., led the Mountain West Conference in six different categories and was an All-Conference selection. Keohohou led the conference in batting average (.422), RBI (45), runs (54), walks (67), home runs (18), and slugging percentage (.891).

"The award is a testament to Oli's talent," head coach Mary Kay Amicone said. "It's an honor to coach such a wonderful person and we are all pleased to have her as a part of BYU's program."

Nationally, Keohohou is second in the nation in home runs per game at 0.34. Her batting average ranks her 15th in the country while her RBI per game ranks 21st. The outfielder also holds a .956 fielding percentage while playing five different positions throughout the 2002 season.

Keohohou is the first player in MWC history to be named First-Team All-American. Last season, Keohohou was one of the four finalists for the Honda Award, given to the top collegiate softball player in the nation.