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SIUE’s Chambers-Book named second-team All-American

Haley Chambers-Book became the first athlete of the Division-I era to be named an All-American.
Haley Chambers-Book became the first athlete of the Division-I era to be named an All-American. SIU Sports Information

Haley Chambers-Book, the Ohio Valley Conference Pitcher of the Year, has been named second-team All-American by Fastpitch News.

Chambers-Book, who posted a 27-8 record with a 1.42 earned run average, led the Cougars to a 41-13 overall record and the program’s fourth consecutive appearance in the OVC Tournament championship game.

During the 2017 season, Chambers-Book was ranked nationally in several pitching and hitting categories.

▪ 9th in victories (27)

▪ 12th in shutouts by a pitcher (10)

▪ 15th in strikeouts (256)

▪ 22nd in earned run average (1.42)

▪ 25th in sacrifice hits per game (0.25)

▪ 29th in strikeouts per seven innings (8.1)

▪ 103rd in walks allowed per seven innings (1.68)

▪ 137th in times hit by pitch per game (0.18)

She completed her collegiate career as SIUE’s all-time leader in strikeouts with 979. Chambers-Book also ranked second all-time at SIUE in wins (89) and third in shutouts (33).

The Cougar left-hander is SIUE’s first All-American of the Division I era and the 16th in program history.

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