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Missouri softball's Jenna Marston honored by baseball writers

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 | 10:32 p.m. CST

COLUMBIA — Jenna Marston was awarded the John E. Wray Award by the Baseball Writers Association of America for her accomplishments as a shortstop for the Missouri Tigers softball team and the USA women's baseball team.

The award is given by the baseball writers for achievements outside of professional baseball.

Cardinals baseball icons such as Ozzie Smith and Whitey Herzog along with current manager Tony LaRussa, first baseman Albert Pujols, and pitcher Adam Wainwright attended Sunday night's awards banquet in St. Louis.

Last year, Marston hit .366 with five home runs and 52 RBIs as an MU freshman. Her 68 hits last season ranks 10th all-time at Missouri. She was selected to the All-Big 12 team and was a member of the All-Big 12 tournament team.

After the softball season, Marston played for the USA women's baseball team last summer. The team won the bronze medal at the International Baseball Federation's Women's Baseball World Cup in Venezuela.

Marston had the second-highest batting average in the tournament at 593 and led all players with 16 hits and eight doubles. She was selected to the All-Tournament team.


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