Virginia Tech softball phenom Angela Tincher became the first softball player
in Virginia Tech history to be named an All-American. On Wednesday, she was
named a 2006 Louisville Slugger/NFCA NCAA second-team All-American. It is one
more honor to add to an already long list of honors.
Tincher was also named an Academic All-American by ESPN The Magazine on
Wednesday. The sophomore pitcher is majoring in Finance and currently holds a
3.79 GPA. Here is her list of awards and accomplishments:
- First Team All-ACC
- ACC Pitcher of the Year
- ACC Player of the Year
- NFCA All-Northeast First Team Pitcher
- ESPN The Magazine Second Team Academic All-American
- Louisville Slugger/NFCA Second Team All-American
Tincher finished the season with a 26-9 record on a team that finished the
season 39-21. She posted a 1.01 ERA, which was good for 13th in the nation. Her
504 strikeouts for the season are Virginia Tech and ACC records. She averaged
13.8 strikeouts per seven innings, which ranked second in the nation. She is one
of 10 finalists for USA Softball National Player of the Year.
Contributes to Corps of Cadets Scholarship Fund
On Tuesday morning, TechSideline.com’s Will Stewart presented a $500 check to
Major General Jerry Allen as a donation to the Lt. Thomas N. “Nick” Brantley
Memorial Scholarship. Brantley is a Virginia Tech alum and a former battalion
commander in the VTCC. He was the pilot of an H-60 helicopter that went down off
the Carolina coast on September 24, 2005.
The $500 was generated through raffle prizes at the annual TechSideline.com
Spring Game Tailgate on April 15, 2006. Several items were raffled off,
including a print of Lane Stadium during the 2005 Georgia Tech game that was
generously donated by Original Frameworks in Blacksburg.
Funds generated by the raffle were used to cover the expenses of the
tailgate, and the remaining funds were donated to the Brantley Memorial