The National Fast-Pitch Coaches Association recently selected Lamar State College-Port Arthur sophomore shortstop Christina Jaques to its Division I junior college All-Midwest Region second team.

Jaques, a kinesiology major from Bridge City, was selected for the NCFA’s All-Midwest first team and the All-American third team after the 2008 season, when she led Region XIV in hitting and triples to earn a berth on the all-conference first team.

As a freshman, Jaques also set nine Lamar State team records and drew interest from several four-year schools, but she decided to re-sign with the Seahawks for her sophomore year.

In 2009, Jaques again led Region XIV in triples and was fifth in hitting with a .466 batting average. She ended her Seahawks career ranked No. 27 in the nation in hitting during the regular season.

The NFCA will announce its 2009 All-American list next month.

Lamar State head coach Vance Edwards said, “Christina is an exceptional athlete and a very hardworking young lady. We are very proud of her. She is very deserving of this honor.”

Jaques, a three-sport athlete at Bridge City High School, will continue her collegiate sports career at Belhaven College in Jackson, Miss., which gave her a scholarship to play softball and volleyball for the Blazers, who compete in the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference, an affiliate of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).