Elon’s Shutt Named CAA Softball Player of the Week:Big News for the former Southeast Guilford Falcon

RICHMOND, Va. – Sophomore Kara Shutt(Southeast Guilford High School) of the Elon University softball team was named the Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Week on Tuesday, Feb. 16, as announced by the league office.

Shutt helped the Phoenix to a pair of wins at the University of Georgia Red and Black Showcase last weekend, Feb. 12-13. The Greensboro, N.C., native batted .615 (8-for-13) over four games with six RBI, a pair of runs, two doubles and a triple. She went 3-for-4 with four RBI and a triple in the Phoenix’s 15-0 Opening Day win over Winthrop. She then added another three hits and two more RBI in the maroon and gold’s second victory over the Eagles and also went a combined 2-for-5 with two doubles in Elon’s two games versus host and 12th-ranked Georgia.

The Phoenix is back in action tomorrow, Feb. 17, for its home opener against longtime local Triad rival North Carolina A&T. That game is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.