Troupe Tabbed to All-Conference USA First Team , Wade Named to All-Freshman Team

Tahla Wade

May 9, 2012

El Paso, Texas - Chelsea Troupe has been named to the 2012 Conference USA All-Conference First Team and Tahla Wade has been named to the All-Freshman team league officials announced on Wednesday.

Troupe was one of only two miners to start in every game for the Miners during the 2012 campaign. She blasted 19 home runs which placed her 10th in the nation in the category. Troupe batted a stellar .426 in 53 games for the Orange and Blue driving in 44 on 69 hits and scoring 56 runs. She finished in the league's top-five in 11 major offensive categories. Her 0.37 home runs per game ranks 12th in the nation and the 1.06 runs per game she posted ranks 18th. Troupe’s on-base percentage of .519 finds her 26th in the nation.

The slugger from Oceanside, Calif. blasted seven home runs, 47 total bases, and 14 walks in league play to finish second in those categories. She also ranks third in slugging percentage (.712) fourth in runs (20), and fifth in on-base percentage (.471).

Wade made 39 appearances for the Miners in her freshman campaign. She had a batting average of .298 with 28 hits and 11 RBIs. She crossed the plate nine times. Wade was the only Miner to hit two triples. She was 4-6 in stolen bases in 2012.

The Zion, Ill. native posted a .279 clip in C-USA only games knocking 12 hits with two doubles and one triple. She scored three runs and drove in two in league action.

Below is a complete list of the All-Conference teams:

All-C-USA First Team
C Haley Outon, Houston
C Mandy Lowman, UAB
IF Holly Anderson, Houston
IF Jill Barrett, Tulsa
IF Samantha Cobb, Tulsa
IF Natalie Land, UCF
OF Melissa Gregson, Houston
OF Caitlin Everett, Tulsa
OF Chelsea Troupe, UTEP
P Lacey Middlebrooks, Tulsa
P Mackenzie Audas, UCF
UT Camilla Carrera, UTEP

All-C-USA Second Team
C Rebecca Gamby, Marshall
IF Jennifer Klinkert, Houston
IF Alianna Telles, Marshall
IF Jazmine Valle, Marshall
IF Laura Curtis, Memphis
IF Farrah Sullivan, UCF
OF Suzanne Riggs, East Carolina
OF Catherine Crawford, UAB
OF Whitney Fletcher, UAB
OF Vanessa Perez, UCF
P Andi Williamson, Marshall
P Lannah Campbell, UAB
UT Kristen McGrath, UAB

All-Freshman Team
Sarah Christian, P, East Carolina
Jaime Edwards, IF, Houston
Jordan Richwood, P, Memphis
Caroline Walker, IF, Southern Miss
Julie Kernen, IF, Tulsa
Heather Pearson, IF, UAB
Mackenzie Audas, P, UCF
Farrah Sullivan, IF, UCF
Kahley Novak, OF/IF, UCF
Hayley Barrow, IF/C, UCF
Tahla Wade, OF, UTEP



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