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May 27, 2004

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – University of Virginia second-year softball player Sara Larquier (Burbank, Calif./John Burroughs) has been named to the 2004 Louisville Slugger/National Fastpitch Coaches Association Division I All-America third team as announced on May 26 at the Women’s College World Series. Larquier was selected as a third baseman and is one of 18 players named to the third team. Eighteen players were also chosen for the first and second teams. All three teams were selected by the NFCA-member NCAA Division I coaching representatives, based on nominations from the 2004 season.

Larquier, who became eligible for All-America honors after earning first-team All-Southeast Region accolades, is third Virginia softball player to be named an All-American. Eileen Schmidt was a third-team All-American in 1994 and Kristen Dennis was a two-time second-team All-American in 2001 and 2002).

Larquier, a two-time first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection, led the Cavaliers with a .365 (72-197) batting average, 123 total bases and 49 RBI in 2004. Among her 72 hits were a team-high 31 extra-base hits for a .624 slugging percentage. Larquier’s 123 total bases are the third-highest single season total in school history. Her 18 doubles were second on the team and tied for the third-best single season total in school history. She also tied for second on the team with six triples and was third in home runs with seven. Larquier was one of only two players on the team to start all 64 games this season. She led the Cavaliers with 21 multiple-hit and 12 multiple-RBI games in 2004. In 10 ACC contests, Larquier hit an impressive .452 (14-31) with three homers, three doubles and two triples. She also drove in nine runs and scored six times.

In just two seasons, Larquier ranks among Virginia’s all-time leaders in several career categories. She has 19 career home runs which rank fourth all-time. Her 100 RBI are fifth and her 32 doubles tie for eighth on Virginia’s career lists. Larquier is also eighth with 241 total bases. She has a .358 (136-380) career batting average which ranks third all-time at UVa and also possesses a .634 slugging percentage.

Virginia concluded its 2004 season with a 38-26 overall record and a 6-4 mark in the ACC.

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