Richardson named All-American for Co-Lin softball

Published 11:00 am Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Freshman Copiah-Lincoln softball player Abby Grace Richardson has been named Third-Team NJCAA All-American after recently helping push the Wolves to the first national championship in school history.

A graduate of Brookhaven Academy, Richardson was one of 39 players tabbed for All-American honors on Tuesday and adds that accomplishment to a large list of awards from this season.

She was named First Team All-MACCC, All-Region 23 and was picked as the MVP of the NJCAA Division II National Tournament along with also being named Most Outstanding Offensive Player of the Tournament.

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Richardson forever wrote her name in the Co-Lin history books with a grand slam home run during a 7-0 win over Jones College that clinched the national title for CLCC.

During the 2023 season, the former Daily Leader All-Area MVP hit a school record 24 home runs and drove in a single season record 80 RBIs. Richardson also had the most doubles (18) and runs scored (61) on the team for coach Meleah Howard.