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Janice Savage, a nine year coaching veteran that has served as head coach at Delaware State University the past two seasons, was named the fourth head coach in Appalachian State University softball history on Friday. Savage was named the Mid Eastern Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in 2014 after leading her team http://www.speedroc.com/replica-hublot-big-bang-gold-44mm.html, whose starting lineup was comprised of seven sophomores and three freshmen, to the MEAC North Division title and a third place finish at the conference tournament. The Hornets finished 35 17 overall in 2014 with a 15 3 record in league play and led the MEAC in virtually every statistical category, including winning percentage (.673), batting average (.321), ERA (2.12) and fielding percentage (.957). DSU also ranked among the top 75 nationally in batting average (16th), ERA (25th) Discount Replica Breitling Superocean Chronograph II watches Online Sale, winning percentage (41st), double plays turned per game (47th), scoring (64th) and slugging percentage (75th). Individually, she coached the MEAC's Rookie of the Year and four players that earned all conference recognition, including three first teamers. Off the field, her team put together a 3.54 cumulative GPA in the 2013 fall semester, which was the highest team GPA among Delaware State's 15 varsity programs, while 13 of her 15 student athletes maintain a cumulative of 3.0 or higher. The program also heard a perfect NCAA Academic Progress Rate score of 1,000 for the year. Serving as the interim head coach at DSU in 2013, she led the Hornets to a 22 35 overall record and a 12 6 mark in conference play, good for third place in the MEAC's North Division. Prior to becoming a head coach, Savage spent seven as an assistant coach, including two stints at Delaware State (2006 08, 2011 12) and a year each at Bowling Green (2009) and North Florida (2010). She served as the pitching coach in her first term at Delaware State and at BGSU and UNF before assuming a more comprehensive role as the top assistant when she returned for her second stint at DSU. As an assistant at Delaware State in 2008, she helped lead the Hornets to the MEAC championship and first ever NCAA Tournament berth. In the opening round of the Austin Regional, DSU were five outs away from upsetting host Texas before dropping a heartbreaking 3 2 decision to the Longhorns. Savage also starred as a softball student athlete at Delaware State, where she was a pitcher from 2004 05. Despite playing just the final two seasons of her collegiate career at DSU, she is the school's all time leader in career strikeouts (323) and also owns program records for single season (185) and single game (17) strikeouts. She was a first team all MEAC and all ECAC honoree, as well as a two time National Fastpitch Coaches Association academic all American and two time MEAC Commissioner's Award winner. She began her collegiate career at Appalachian State's longtime conference rival Georgia Southern, where she earned all Southern Conference recognition. Following the end of her collegiate career, Savage played one season professionally for Team Axia of the Italian Women's Professional Softball League fake Vacheron Constantin uk http://www.speedroc.com, becoming the first female student athlete from Delaware State to ever sign a professional sports contract. She was inducted into the Delaware State Athletics Hall of Fame in 2012. Savage earned two degrees from DSU, a bachelor's in sports management (2005) and a master's in sports administration (2009). She has two children fake Vacheron Constantin uk, Jada and Colton. "I first would like to thank Delaware State University for everything they have done for my family and myself," Savage said. "I appreciate the opportunity they gave me and that allowed me to become a better coach and person. DSU has given me an amazing experience and I am and will forever be a Hornet. "I am extremely excited about the opportunity to coach at Appalachian State University," she continued. "The support I have received already from the staff and administration has made this an even more exciting time for me. I am grateful for this opportunity and look forward to getting to Boone and start preparing for the Sun Belt Conference!" JANICE SAVAGE AT A GLANCE: Record as a Head Coach Overall: 57 52 (two seasons) 2014: Delaware State (head coach) 2013: Delaware State (interim head coach) 2011 12: Delaware State (assistant coach) 2010: North Florida (assistant coach) 2009: Bowling Green (assistant coach) 2006 08: Delaware State (assistant coach)2005: Team Axia (Italian Women's Professional Softball League)

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