May 26, 1999
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – FSU Softball players Danielle Cox and Stacy Venable were named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference Team today. The two seniors from Anniston, AL, and Choctaw, OK, respectively, led the Lady Seminoles to their fifth straight ACC Championship title with a 3-0 sweep in the tournament.
Cox, who was named to the All-Southeast Region team this year, finished the season leading the country in stolen bases with 73 and 18th in batting average (.431). She led the ACC and team in these categories as well as breaking the FSU single season hits (93) and stolen base records this year and finishing first in the career books in batting average and third in for stolen bases. Cox was named an ACC Player of the Week and was the MVP at the 1999 ACC Softball Championships. She had an inside the park homerun and a triple in FSU’s 10-inning win over North Carolina in the ACC Tournament.
Venable led the ACC and the team in ERA (1.04) and victories (13-1/.929 percentage) this season. She was also named to the ACC All-Tournament team as well as being chosen a Pitcher of the Week this year. Venable was one of 16 student-athletes in the ACC to receive the Weaver-James-Corrigan Postgraduate scholarship as well as being named to the District 3 GTE All-Region Academic team. She pitched the shutout against Virginia to give the Lady Seminoles the 1999 ACC Championship crown.
Venable receives the All-ACC honors for the second year in a year as Cox makes her first appearance on the team.