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Riverland softball player Laura Meyer receives national All-American honor

Laura Meyer (Minneapolis), a Riverland Community College sophomore catcher, was named to the NJCAA All-American Second Team recently.

Meyer batted .535 this season for Riverland, collecting 77 hits in 144 at bats and had a 40-game hitting streak this spring. She led the team in batting (.535), hits (77), and runs (48) while her team finished as division champions, Fourth in the Minnesota Collegiate Athletic Conference (MCAC) state tournament and runner-up in the Region 13 championships.

In her freshman year, Meyer hit .509 (59 for 116) and had a 33-game hitting streak as she collected a hit in every contest played in 2008-09, leading her team to a 4th place finish in the state and 3rd place in the Region 13 tournament. For two consecutive seasons, Laura was named to the MCAC All-Division team, All-State Team, and All Region 13. Meyer, is majoring in business and carried a cumulative GPA of 3.42.

Riverland Community College is a member of the Minnesota Collegiate Athletic Conference (MCAC) and National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region XIII. Eligibility requirements are established by the NJCAA and the MCAC. The Riverland athletics program includes men’s basketball and baseball and women’s volleyball, basketball and softball. Riverland recently announced the addition of a competitive team in men’s soccer in 2009.