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Softball: NLA grad Ramey stays on the offensive

The hits keep on coming for Jenny Ramey.

Ramey, a Cottage Grove native and New Life Academy graduate, picked up her third All-Conference honor in as many years, as she was named to the 2013 All- Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference First Team.

Ramey, a junior at Carlton College in Northfield, was an integral part of the Knights climb in the standings, which included Carleton's highest win total in the last nine seasons and the team's first MIAC playoff victory. In the postseason win, the Knights beat St. Mary's as Ramey hit two home runs for an 11-2 win.

Ramey had a spectacular junior season, leading the squad in almost every offensive category including a .436 batting average, .496 on-base percentage, 13 walks, and a .655 slugging percentage. She ranked among the MIAC's top-five in all three categories. Ramey hit a team-high four home runs to go along with eight doubles and two triples. Ramey's 32 stolen bases on the season were the most of any player in the MIAC, and 2 behind the current record of 34 set in 1997, and she had the fifth best batting average in the conference.

Last season Ramey, was selected as All-Conference Honorable Mention Team, and as a first-year she was named All-MIAC First Team and Rookie of the Year. To go along with these great numbers in conference, Ramey has also made her mark in Carleton softball history adding to multiple season and career records. After just three seasons, she ranks first in career runs (102), stolen bases (66), slugging percentage (.576), on base percentage (.471) and total bases (227) and second in home runs (10). Ramey also holds several individual season records: Batting average (.463), slugging percentage (.678) runs (39) and hits (56).

At New Life Academy, Ramey was the 2009 Pioneer Press Washington County Athlete of the Year, was All-State and All-Conference multiple times in basketball and softball and helped lead the Eagles to two state championships.