Glover becomes first Boise State player to grab All-American honors

Glover becomes first Boise State player to grab All-American honors

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by Jay Tust

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Posted on May 30, 2012 at 11:36 PM

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- After shattering numerous school records this spring, Boise State sophomore centerfielder Tara Glover has now acheived something no other player has in program history.

All-American status.

The transfer from Utah was named a third-team All-American in the outfield by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.

Glover - who let the national with 88 hits this season - set single-season record with a .476 batting average, 54 runs scored, 14 doubles, four triples and 18 stolen bases.

"Tara was very deserving of this honor," said Boise State Head Coach Erin Thorpe.  "She was the spark plug for our offense all season long and her competitive drive and overall athleticism were invaluable to us in so many ways."

"It's very exciting and definitely a pleasant surprise," Glover said. "I really want to thank all of the coaches at Boise State, my travel ball coaches and high school coaches, too, for helping to get me here.  My parents and brothers have also always been there, pushing me and getting me through some of the times I didn't necessarily want to be on a softball field."

The national honor comes on the heels of being named NFCA All-Pacific Region Second Team and Mountain West co-Player of the Year.

"A lot of credit goes to my teammates for keeping me going," Glover added. "This is a great sign of what we can accomplish as a team and having this on our resume can keep us working hard and help propel us to even greater things next year."

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