Florida State softball senior Danielle Cox was
named to the 1999 Louisville Slugger NCAA All-American team today. Cox was the only player from the Atlantic Coast Conference to be named a first-team All-American.
“This is an honor well deserved for Danielle,” Head Coach JoAnne Graf said. “She earned it after all her hard work this year. She had a dream season, breaking two FSU records and being a national leader while playing a tough schedule. I’m really proud of her.”
The left fielder from Anniston, Alabama started all 66 games this
season and led the country in stolen bases and was 18th in batting average. She led the Atlantic Coast Conference and the team in stolen bases (73), batting average (.432) and hits (98). Cox was named the ACC Player of the Week for March 16, was the MVP for the 1999 ACC Softball Championships and
was named to the All-Southeast Region Team. She was also named to the Tallahassee Democrat/FSU Invitational All-Tournament Team and finished the 1999 season on a ten game hitting streak, including an inside-the-park homerun and triple against North Carolina in the ACC Championships. She
broke into the Florida State record book this season, finishing her career as the career leader in batting average (.366), third in career stolen bases and broke the single season records for hits (98) and stolen bases (73).
Cox was the first Lady Seminole ever invited to the USA Softball
National Team Festival in Fresno, California. She will vie for one of the five remaining spots on the 1999 Softball Women’s National Team that will compete in the 1999 Pan-American Games. She earned ASA All-American honors last summer and broke the Women’s Major ASA 22-year old batting record with
her .688 average at the national tournament.
This is the second time Cox has been named an All-American as she won the award her freshman year at Gulf Coast Community College. Cox will spend the summer playing for the Georgia Pride out of Columbus, GA.