Kelci Hill tabbed 2024 NFCA DI All-Region, first in DI program history


STEPHENVILLE – After a career 2024 season for the Murietta, California, native, Kelci Hill continues to add to her collection of awards this season.

After setting multiple statistical season records in the Division I era of Tarleton State Softball, Hill was named to the 2024 NFCA 2nd Team All-Region Team, marking the first Texan to accomplish the feat in the Division I era.

“Kelci is well deserving of this as she was one of the top-10 hitters in the country,” said head coach Mark Cumpian. “Her drive and will to get better every week paid off this year. She will be very hard to replace in our program.”

She wrapped up her Texan career this season leading the Purple and White in nine different offensive categories. Her .445 batting average is Division I program record and the highest since at least 2013. She passes Georgia Capell who hit .442 in 2020 before the season was ended after 23 games due to the national pandemic. Her .445 average ranked second in the WAC and seventh in the nation before the NCAA Tournament.

The senior was one of four players to start all 55 games for Tarleton State this season. Her slash line included a .670 slugging percentage, .473 on-base percentage and a 1.143 on-base plus slugging percentage, all team-highs.

The California native had 191 at-bats, the most by a Texan this season. Despite that large number, she struck out just nine times this season while she walked 10 times. She finished her Texan career collecting 85 hits this season bringing her total to 155 hits over her two seasons in the Cowboy Capital of the World. At the end of the regular season, she tied for second in the nation in hits. Over a third of Hill’s hits, she went extra bases. She totaled 24 doubles, five triples and three homeruns. Hill’s 24 doubles topped the nation before the NCAA Tournament.

The two-year slugger for the Texans also scored just under 20 percent of the Purple and White’s runs this season as she is tabbed with 45 runs, putting her in the top-100 in the nation for runs scored. As she moved around the base paths, Hill tallied up 128 total bases this season and ends her Texan career with 226. She led the team this season and finished second last season behind Texans’ great, Katy Schaefer.

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