Tarleton State’s Kelci Hill tabbed 2024-WAC First Team

Hill earns her second All-WAC selection of her Texan career


STEPHENVILLE – Tarleton Softball senior outfielder Kelci Hill earned the program’s second-ever All-WAC First Team selection following her outstanding efforts in the 2024 regular season, the league office announced on Monday afternoon.

“Kelci has been steady all year,” regarded head coach Mark Cumpian. “She made it a goal that she wanted to hit very high for average and she did just that. I can’t tell you how proud I am of her because she has truly earned this All-WAC First Team selection. I’m excited to watch her compete in the conference tournament.”

Hill leads the Texans in nearly every offensive statistical category. She tops the Texans hitting .449 and slugging .674 with 126 total bases, 84 hits, 45 runs scored, 26 doubles and five triples. She has broken a pair of single-season program records in doubles and hits held by Georgia Capell and Meghann Wrinkle, both from the 2018 season. She has also posted the second highest batting average in a single season and ranks eighth in total bases and 10th in on-base percentage (.477).

The senior has established herself as one of the top hitters in the conference as well, ranking in the top five in the league in eight different categories. She tops the league in doubles and total bases and is tied for the league-best in triples. She ranks second in batting average and total hits and is third in runs scored. Finally she is fourth in slugging percentage and fifth in on-base percentage.

Despite Tarleton players not officially being eligible for the NCAA statistical category leaders due to the reclassification process, she ranks among the nation’s best hitters. She is tied for the nation’s most doubles this season and is one hit behind GCU’s Ashley Trierweiler to rank second in the NCAA in total hits. She holds the ninth best batting average in the country and is tied for 19th in total bases.

Last season, Hill earned All-WAC second team honors with fellow teammate, Katy Schaefer. Hill joins Georgia Cappell (2022) as the only Texans to earn first team honors. Hill, Cappell and Schaefer are the only three Texans to earn a pair of All-WAC honors, with Hill the only Texan to be earn a selection to either the first and second team in back-to-back years.

Hill and the Texans will head to Seattle as the seventh seed inthe 2024 WAC Softball Conference Tournament hosted by Seattle U opening on Wednesday at Logan Field. Tarleton State’s first round game is a win or go home against in-state WAC foe and sixth-seeded UT Arlington. The game is scheduled for a 12 p.m. CT first pitch and will air live on ESPN+.

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