Fox, Low earn first-team All-Conference USA honors on Wednesday
IRVING — Jori Fox and Megan Low were named first-team All-Conference USA in a vote by the circuit’s head coaches, the league office announced on Wednesday.
Fox and Low combined to help lead UTSA to a conference-high 71 home runs, which was the most by the Roadrunners since the 2007 campaign, and they were the only set of teammates in C-USA to record at least 40 RBIs apiece.
A San Antonio native, Fox posted career highs with a .281 batting average, 45 hits, nine doubles, a triple, 10 homers and 40 RBIs this spring. She made 46 starts during the season with 40 of them coming as the designated player and recorded a .538 slugging percentage, .320 on-base percentage and stole a pair of bases. Additionally, Fox produced 12 multi-hit games and 11 multi-RBI games, including a career-best four RBIs in wins against Lamar (Feb. 9) and FIU (April 13). She hit .270 and posted six doubles, four round-trippers and led the team with 17 RBIs in league play.
Meanwhile, Low put together her best season and became just the ninth player in program annals to earn multiple first-team all-conference selections after she was named to the Southland Conference’s top squad in 2012.
The Spring native finished the regular-season tied for the NCAA lead with 22 home runs, which is the second-highest single-season total in school annals. Low’s .901 slugging percentage ranks sixth in the nation, while her 47 RBIs and .388 batting average rank third and fifth in C-USA, respectively. She also paced the Roadrunners with 34 runs scored, 59 hits, 12 doubles, 28 walks, a .513 on-base percentage, 16 multi-hit games and 13 multi-RBI games. In league play, Low led UTSA with a .369 average to go along with four doubles, five homers and 15 RBIs. Additionally, the junior recorded a .981 fielding percentage in her first action at first base, where she made 41 starts.
Low helped UTSA tie an NCAA record with one of two grand slams in an inning against Lamar (Feb. 8) and tied school single-game marks with seven RBIs (Feb. 8 vs. Lamar) and three homers (April 9 vs. Texas State).
The first-team selections bring UTSA’s all-time total to 37, while the Roadrunners placed two players on the top squad for the second time in the last three seasons (Molly Fichtner & Megan Low in 2012).
First-Team All-Conference USA
C - Laura Dukes, Middle Tennessee
IF - Jill Barrett, Tulsa
IF - Brooke Foster, North Texas
IF - Julie Kernen, Tulsa
IF - Megan Low, UTSA
OF - Erika Arcuri, UTEP
OF - Haley Henshaw, Tulsa
OF - Christina Martinez, Florida Atlantic
DP - Jori Fox, UTSA
UT - Kristen McGrath, UAB
P - Aimee Creger, Tulsa
P - Leigh Streetman, UAB