DuBois, Pa. - Three Hazleton Nittany Lions were named United States Collegiate Athletic Association All-Americans at the start of the 2022 Small College World Series this past week. Hazleton's trio of All-Americans helped the squad to an 18-19 overall record in 2022 along with a runner-up finish in the Penn State University Athletic Conference and a bid to the USCAA National Championships.
Tori Rabuck (Tower City, Pa.) - USCAA 2nd Team All-American
Rabuck proved to be one of the most consistent bats in the USCAA throughout the 2022 season, striking 44 hits in 2022 to lead Hazleton and rank in the top 20 amongst all USCAA competitors. Tori led the Nittany Lions in runs with 29 scores and home runs with three blasts this season, both of which landed her in the top 20 statistically in the USCAA. The freshman totaled 13 multi-hit games this year to go along with 13 extra-base hits and a .582 slugging percentage while providing some excellent defensive play at the corner infield positions.
Ashley Wilson (East Stroudsburg, Pa.) - USCAA 2nd Team All-American
Wilson had a tremendous rookie season for Hazleton and proved herself one of the most versatile players in the association, patrolling the outfield, middle infield and catcher position with the Nittany Lions. Including the post-season, Wilson finished the year with a .404 batting average, good for 21st in the USCAA, adding a team-high 29 RBI which was top 20 in the nation. Wilson raked in 12 doubles which ranked 6th in the USCAA adding two home runs, 20 runs scored and a .606 slugging percentage during her first season in uniform.
Rebecca Baum (Stewartstown, Pa.) - USCAA Honorable Mention All-American
During her second season and final season with the Nittany Lions, Baum came through inside and out of the circle to be one of the top players in the country. As a pitcher, Baum finished the year with a 4.02 earned run average, the 11th best ERA amongst all pitchers in the USCAA making 20 or more appearances this season. Baum finished the season with a 7-6 record and despite missing the Small College World Series due to academic obligations, the sophomore ranked 8th in the nation with 68 strikeouts. At the plate, Rebecca was top 20 in the USCAA in doubles and ended the year with a .367 batting average, two home runs and 20 RBI.