Southwest Minnesota State softball players Christine Borowiak and Kris Penick were selected to the 2012 All-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference team on Wednesday, as voted by the conference's 14 head coaches. Borowiak was named to the first team, while Penick was named to the second team.
Borowiak finished out her senior season with a team-leading .386 batting average with 54 hits, 12 doubles, three triples, three home runs and 13 stolen bases. She also had a .579 slugging percentage and a .435 on-base percentage. Closing out her Mustangs career, Borowiak finished third all-time with 35 doubles and is one of four players in school history with 20 or more career home runs. She was named All-NSIC second team in 2010.
Penick started all 42 games in left field, putting up a .375 batting average with 51 hits and 11 RBIs. She tied for the team lead in stolen bases (13), and had 14 multiple-hit games, including a 10-game hitting streak.
SMSU finished ninth in the NSIC with a 21-21 record, 12-14 in the NSIC.
Minnesota State-Mankato's Lindsay Erickson was named the NSIC's Player of the year, while Winona State's Stacey Struzynski was named Pitcher of the Year. Augustana's Jenelle Trautmann was Freshman of the Year, and Northern State's Caitlin Moran was Newcomer of the Year. MSU-Mankato head coach Lori Meyer earned NSIC Coach of the Year honors.