Central Washington fastpitch coach Mallory Holtman-Fletcher has been named to the NCAA Division II’s 40th Anniversary Tribute Team.
The team, formed in celebration of D-II’s anniversary, highlights one male and one female from each of D-II’s 23 conferences, plus two at-large nominees.
Holtman-Fletcher, who as Mallory Holtman became the first GNAC player to be named all-conference first team for four straight seasons, is probably best known for helping a Western Oregon player round the bases after the player had injured herself while running out a home run in 2008. The WOU player had hit the first and only homer of her career.
Holtman-Fletcher was the recipient that year of an ESPY award for Best Sports Moment in addition to numerous other accolades including the NCAA’s Sportsmanship Award.
A native of White Salmon, Holtman-Fletcher is in her third season as Central’s head coach and has been part of all five of the program’s winning seasons as a player, graduate assistant coach or head coach.