Three Dukes earn All-American honors

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HARRISONBURG, Va. -- James Madison softball’s Kate Gordon, Megan Good and Odicci Alexander were named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-America Team, while both Gordon and Good received All-America accolades from Softball America.

Gordon and Good were named Third Team by both the NFCA and Softball America while Alexander was tabbed the NFCA All-America Third Team.

After a dominant junior season, Gordon started in all 61 games in which she averaged .420 at the plate with a career-high 81 hits, 60 RBI, 23 home runs and a .876 slugging percentage. Gordon set a single-season home run record for the Colonial Athletic Association and JMU. Earlier this month, Gordon was named to the NFCA All-Northeast Region First Team. Gordon notched her second All-America honor of her career.

For the fourth time in her career, Good was named an All-American after compiling a 21-8 record through 190 innings with a 1.62 ERA while racking up 208 strikeouts. The redshirt senior broke numerous career records and set a single-game strikeout record with 17 against Towson. Good was also honored as the CAA Pitcher of the Year and NFCA All-Northeast Region First Team for the fourth season while being named a Top 3 Finalist for the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year for the second time.

Alexander, the junior utility/pitcher, finished the season with a 24-1 record in the circle with a 1.70 ERA while batting .316 with 55 hits, 56 RBI and 14 homers on the season. The Boydton native was named the CAA Player of the Year and a member of the NFCA All-Northeast Region First Team for the second straight season. This is the second NFCA All-America honor for Alexander.

JMU finished its season at 51-10 after winnings its fifth CAA title, eighth NCAA appearance and second trip to a NCAA Super Regional.