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MEgan Mitchell
Sophomore Megan Mitchell shows the batting form she used to lead the nation in slugging percentage.

Mitchell first Pioneer to lead NCAA category

Transylvania All-American infielder Megan Mitchell became the first Pioneer to lead the nation in an NCAA Division III statistical category since the university joined Division III in 2001-02 when she finished her first year on the Pioneer softball team with a slugging percentage of .977.

For the 2010 season, Mitchell’s play also resulted in 17 home runs, 60 runs batted in, 60 hits, 49 runs scored, and a batting average of .492. She reached base at a .588 clip while receiving 14 intentional walks. Her performance, under the guidance of head coach Michelle Manning, earned her Player of the Year honors in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference and third team All-American status.
Now a sophomore, Mitchell is from West Lafayette, Ind.

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