OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma City University's Kylee Rounsaville was named NAIA catcher of the year by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association on Tuesday.
Rounsaville joins Cat Calvert (2005), Erin Slettvet (2009) and Jill Vaughn (2003) as Stars to win the award.
Former OCU catcher Nathalie Timmermans was named NCAA Division II catcher of the year. Timmermans finished her college playing career at Central Oklahoma and is completing her degree at OCU.
Rounsaville, a sophomore from Yukon, Okla., hit .384 overall with 78 hits, 50 RBIs, 12 home runs and 11 doubles. She also threw out seven base stealers and boasted a .990 fielding percentage. Rounsaville earned first-team NAIA and NFCA all-American honors as well as first-team all-Sooner Athletic Conference accolades.
"Kylee didn't get a lot of publicity last year," OCU coach Phil McSpadden said. "But all the tools are there."
Rounsaville played a key role in OCU's 47-20 campaign in 2012. The Stars made their 13th national championship game appearance and captured the SAC tournament title.
OCU has captured NAIA championships in 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2007.
The Diamond Sports catcher of the year award is presented annually to the top catcher from an NFCA member institution in each of the following divisions: NCAA Division I, II and III, NAIA, NJCAA, California junior colleges, Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges and high school.