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May 13, 2013
CONTACT: K.E. Schwab

Two SRU softball players earn All-PSAC West honors

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – Katie Saluga, a Slippery Rock University sport management major from Warren, Ohio, and a softball team catcher, and Jenna Geibel, an SRU athletic training major from Butler and third baseman, have been named to the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference All-PSAC Western Division squad.

Saluga earned top honor as the PSAC West Player of the Year. Geibel earned her fourth consecutive All-PSAC selection.

Saluga was selected as the top catcher in the PSAC West by the league's coaches, while Geibel was selected as the top third-baseman in the division.

In addition, Saluga has been named to the Daktronics first team All Region in the Atlantic Region. The Daktronics All-Region team is nominated for and voted on by the sports information directors in the region. Saluga was selected as the top catcher in the region.

Saluga had a breakout year at the plate and caught every inning of all 36 SRU games this spring. She hit .434, slugged .736 and had an on base percentage of .464. All of those numbers ranked in the top-10 in the PSAC this season and ranked first among everyday catchers. She finished the year with career-highs of 56 hits, 12 doubles, nine home runs, 32 RBIs and 25 runs scored. She was also 3-for-4 in stolen base attempts and made just three errors to go along with 184 put outs. She finishes her three-year Slippery Rock career with 110 hits and a .372 batting average, the fourth-best in the history of The Rock softball program.

Geibel was named to first team All-PSAC honors as a freshman and as a sophomore. She was picked as the top third-baseman in the PSAC West in each of the last two seasons. She finished the year with a .326 batting average with 31 hits, five doubles, seven home runs and 28 RBI. She was also a perfect 4-for-4 in stolen base attempts and posted a .908 fielding percentage at the hot corner.

Geibel ranks among Slippery Rock's career leaders in nearly every offensive statistic, including batting average, where her .377 career mark ranks as the second-best in program history. Her 159 hits and 120 RBI both rank third in program history, as do her 33 home runs.

Slippery Rock finished the 2013 season with a 16-20 overall record.

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