DECATUR, Ala. - 5/27/2004 - Leah Gronberg, a native of College Station, Texas, has been named to the 2004 NAIA Softball All-American team. Gronberg earned her honorable mentioned selection after posting an overall record of 26-6 in her senior season. For Gronberg, this is her four time in four years to be named to the NAIA All-American team, including first team selections as a sophomore and junior.
On the season, Gronberg was 26-6 with an ERA of 1.43 as she helped lead Union to their sixth straight TranSouth Conference regular season championship and their fifth trip to the NAIA Softball World Series in six years. She tallied 201 strikeouts and only 32 walks in 215 innings pitched. Gronberg started 32 games, tossed 30 complete games, 10 shutouts, and recorded one save. She adds this honor to her All-Conference and All-Region honors this season.
Gronberg became one of only four pitchers in the history of the NAIA to record 100 career wins. In her four years, she was 102-19 (.843). She also holds the Union record for best winning percentage in a season with at least 20 decisions with her 23-2 record (.920) in 2002. Other Union records that belong to Gronberg are fewest walks per inning pitched (0.135 in 2002), fewest walks allowed in season (23 in 2002), and saves in a career (3).
In addition to her success on the field, Gronberg has also excelled in the classroom. She graduated Summa Cum Laude this May with a degree in Psychology while posting a 3.9 GPA. Gronberg earned the Fred DeLay Award for the outstanding Union athlete that has excelled in the classroom and on the field. She earned the majors award for her work in psychology.
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