HANCOCK, MI. – Finlandia University softball standout Brittany Garland was
recently honored by NCAA Division III as the 2011 individual statistical
champion for RUNS BATTED IN PER GAME. Garland, a junior from Long Beach,
California was previously named the Association of Division III Independents
PLAYER OF THE YEAR at the conclusion of Lions season.
Garland drove in 75 runs in 36 games for a 2.08 runs batted in per game
average to lead the entire nation in that category. Her total surpassed the
1.74 runner-up average of Linfield College All-American and Honda Division
III Athlete of the Year nominee Emilee Lepp.
In addition to her RBI\’s per game crown, Garland finished in the top ten of
6 other NCAA Division III offensive statistical categories. She placed 9th
in batting average (.500), tied for 10th in home runs (14), tied for 6th in
home runs per game (.39), finished 5th in slugging % (1.009), 1st in
sacrifice flies (10), and tied for 1st in runs scored per game average
Garland will return to Finlandia in 2012 for her senior season as the Lions
hope to improve on their impressive 25-11 record.