June 7, 2006
BERKELEY -- Senior catcher Haley Woods and pitcher Kristina Thorson of the California softball team have been named to the Easton-Bell Sports 2006 All-American first team, it was announced Wednesday. Woods also earned first-team honors from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association, and Thorson was named to the NFCA second team for the third consecutive year.
Woods finished her career at Cal with a record-breaking 2006 season. The Burlingame, Calif., native is Cal's all-time record-holder in RBI (191) and total bases (413). She matched her career high for home runs in a season (16) in 2006, and her 55 RBI this year ranks third on Cal's single-season list. Woods holds the first (58, 2005), second (57, 2004) and third spots on the single-season RBI charts.
The senior catcher started every game for the past three seasons (195 games). She led the Bears in 10 offensive categories this year - slugging percentage (.694), runs scored (39), hits (65), RBI (55), doubles (14), home runs (16), total bases (127), walks (31), at bats (183) and total plate appearances (220).
Thorson, who was named the 2006 Pac-10 Pitcher of the Year, left her mark in Cal's record books after a stellar career. She is one of only three Cal pitchers to collect 100 wins and 1,000 strikeouts in a career, finishing her four years with 102 and 1,071, respectively. The Lake Forest Park, Wash., native led the conference in ERA (0.83, seventh nationally), innings pitched (302.0), strikeouts (461), strikeouts looking (174), wins (36, third nationally), saves (5, fifth nationally) and appearances (53).