(Wednesday, May 11; Sioux Center, Iowa) The Great Plains Athletic Conference has announced its postseason honors for the recently completed 2022 softball season and three Defender softball players have earned all-GPAC honors.
Abby Kraemer (Junior; Alta, Iowa) was named to the first team while Karli Olsen (Sophomore; Spirit Lake, Iowa) earned second team honors. Chandler Schemper (Junior; Sheldon, Iowa) was an honorable mention selection.
Kraemer finished the season with a 16-10 pitching record, a 1.24 earned run average and 204 strikeouts. She led the league in earned run average and strikeouts and has the two highest single-season strikeout totals in program history.
Olsen batted .310 this year with 40 hits, six doubles and five homeruns, 21 runs batted in and 25 runs scored She also threw out 16 runners stealing and had a .990 fielding percentage.
Schemper batted .299 with 38 hits, four doubles, a homerun and 22 runs batted in.