Central Arkansas senior pitcher Kelsie Armstrong and senior second basemen Melissa Bryant were selected for the South Region Second team by American Fastpitch Coaches Association All-South Region teams.
Joining Armstrong and Bryant on the second team are Sam Houston State's Tori Benavidez (Central Region Second Team).
Of the 28 players voted to the South Region teams, 20 came from the Southeastern Conference and South Alabama, a Top-15 team. Central Arkansas was one of just two other schools – along with Florida Gulf Coast – to have multiple players selected to the teams.
South Alabama led the way with five selections, followed by Alabama with four, LSU, Mississippi State and Texas A&M with three, then Central Arkansas and Florida Gulf Coast with two each. Arkansas, Georgia Southern, Kennesaw State, Mercer, North Florida and Ole Miss had one each.
Armstrong, the 2013 Southland Conference Pitcher of the Year, broke numerous school season and career records this season and finished the regular season ranked second in the nation in strikeouts, tied for fifth in victories and tied for second in shutouts. She finished the season with 30 wins, 366 strikeouts, 16 shutouts, and a 1.74 earned run average.
Bryant broke the UCA record for doubles with 18 this season, and hit .365 with 70 hits, hitting three home runs and driving in 25 runs en route to being named All-Southland Conference for the second time.
Armstrong and Bryant join Kasey Britt and Melanie Bryant as the only Bears to be named to the all-region teams since the school moved to Division I in 2007. Both Britt and Melanie Bryant were first-team picks in 2011, and Britt was a second-team selection in 2010.