Angelina College’s Davis Named Second Team All-American

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Gary Stallard
Sports Information Director Gary Stallard, who also serves as a Liberal Arts Instructor, begins his eleventh season with Angelina College. Following a career as a U.S. Marine, Stallard completed his bachelor’s degree at Stephen F. Austin University, where he majored in English and Journalism. For more than 16 years, he has worked as a sports writer/columnist/photographer for the Lufkin Daily News; he continues to contribute free-lance articles on occasion. Stallard has won several awards for writing, including the Golden Hoops Award for basketball writing in 2003, Regional Sports Writer of the Year in 2004, and the Texas Press Association’s first-place award for column writing in 2007 and in 2014. He has also done basketball, football and baseball radio and live streaming play-by- play and color commentary for an ESPN affiliate. Currently Stallard serves as play-by-play broadcaster for AC basketball, baseball and softball games. Prior to arriving at Angelina College, Stallard taught English at Lufkin High School for four years. He currently teaches Developmental Writing classes at AC. He and his wife Susan live in Lufkin.
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Angelina College’s Taylor Davis, a Nederland High School product, recently earned 2nd Team All-American honors from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) for her work during the 2016 season. Davis also earned 1st Team All-Region honors following a season in which she established the individual single-season home run record with 17. (AC Press photo by Gary Stallard)

The National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) announced this week that Angelina College’s Taylor Davis has been named second Team All-American.

The latest honor caps quite a rookie season for the freshman from Nederland. Not only did Davis earn 1st Team All-Region honors, but the slugging designated player broke the individual single-season home run record at Angelina College with 17 round-trippers – tops among Region XIV hitters.

Davis finished the season with a .357 batting average, a .702 slugging percentage and 51 runs batted in.

Davis posted four multi-home run games throughout the season, helping lead the Lady Roadrunners into the conference tournament.

Davis’ place on the list makes her the third Lady Roadrunner softball player in the past three years to earn All-American honors under coaches Mark and Barbi Mattson. She was a member of the Beaumont Enterprise Gold team while playing for Nederland High School.

Davis’ parents are Robin and Bill Davis of Nederland.

The e-mail address for Angelina College’s Sports Information Director is gstallard@angelina.edu.

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