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Colquitt County’s Meagan May had an outstanding sophomore season for the University of North Georgia.

Meagan May’s memorable sophomore softball season at North Georgia University ended sooner than she would have liked, but she earned several coveted honors along the way.

Despite missing nine games after being hit in face with a pitched ball while batting against Georgia Regents on March 14, the former Lady Packer was named to the All-Peach Belt Conference first team.

She also was named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association’s All-Southeast Region second team

May was one of just 12 Peach Belt Conference players named to the All-Southeast team.

And she also was named to the Peach Belt Conference’s All-Academic team.

May carries a 3.86 grade point average as a physical education/exercise science major.

To be eligible for the All-Academic team, players must participate in at least half of their team’s games and begin a significant contributor, achieve a 3.30 grade point average and have completed at least one full academic year at her school.

The All-Academic team is selected by Peach Belt Conference sports information directors.

The Peach Belt Conference includes Armstrong Atlantic State University, Clayton State University, Columbus State University, Flagler College, Francis Marion University, Georgia College and State University, Georgia Regents University, Georgia Southwestern State University, Lander University, the University of Montevallo, UNC-Pembroke, the University of North Georgia, USC-Aiken and Young Harris College.

May batted .349 during the regular season, ranking 11th in the conference, and was 12th in the league with 14 stolen bases.

The Nighthawks, ranked No. 2 in the nation in Division II, finished their season at 47-11 after dropping their three-game Division II Super Regional series to Armstrong Atlantic last weekend in Dahlonega.

After dropping the opener 3-2, North Georgia forced the deciding game with a 7-5 victory in Game 2.

But the Pirates won the series with a 12-10 victory in Game 3 and will advance to the NCAA Division II National Championships in Salem, Va.

May, the Nighthawks left fielder, finished the season with a .333 batting average, scoring 28 runs and driving in 13.

She stole 14 bases.

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