All-OVC

Murray State’s Sierra Gilmore and Jenna Veber have earned All-Ohio Valley Conference accolades. Gilmore garnered All-OVC second team honors, while Veber landed a spot on the league’s All-Newcomer team. Gilmore notched her first All-OVC honor after leading the Racers in batting average (.327), on-base percentage (.381), and slugging percentage (.532). Veber owned a 2.58 earned run average over 39 innings pitched in OVC play.

MURRAY — The Murray State softball team’s Sierra Gilmore and Jenna Veber have earned All-Ohio Valley Conference accolades, as announced by the conference on Wednesday. Gilmore garnered All-OVC second team honors, while Veber landed a spot on the league’s All-Newcomer team.

For Gilmore, the Williamsburg, Indiana, native notched her first All-OVC honor after leading the Racers in batting average (.327), on-base percentage (.381), and slugging percentage (.532). She also led the way with 40 RBIs (fifth in the OVC) while posting a league-high 17 doubles. The senior shortstop also chipped in five home runs and turned in a team-high 18 multi-hit performances that accompanied 10 occasions where she drove in two runs or more. Now with 124 RBIs in a Murray State uniform, Gilmore owns the No. 4 spot on the program’s all-time list — just 19 behind Jessica Twaddle’s 143 for the most in Racer history.

For Veber, the sophomore from Oswego, Illinois, lands a spot on the OVC’s All-Newcomer team after posting a 2.58 ERA over a conference-leading 39 appearances on the year. She struck out 61 over 1271/3 innings of work while walking just 10 batters as her 6.1 strikeout-to-walk ratio ranks 25th in the nation. Additionally, she is fourth among all NCAA Division I pitchers in walks allowed per seven innings with a mark of 0.55 — one that is the second-best single-season rate on Murray State’s all-time list behind her 0.26 mark through 531/3 innings in 2020. She notched eight wins, while her four saves were also the second-highest single-season total in program history.

With the addition of Gilmore and Veber, the Racers have 38 All-OVC selections in their history. They also became the 25th and 26th under head coach Kara Amundson since she took the helm in 2013.

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