Anderson freshman was key player for basketball team, leading hitter for softball squad

Two-sport athletes are a rarity at the college level these days, but Anderson University freshman Shelby Shaffer has proved that it is not only possible to play two different sports, but it is possible to excel in both.

During the winter, the Center Grove High School graduate was the second-leading scorer on the Ravens’ women’s basketball team, averaging 13 points per game. This spring she was the leading hitter on Anderson’s Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference championship softball team, finishing the season with a .424 batting average (28 for 66).

Anderson (30-9) competed at the NCAA regionals last week, defeating Fontanne 9-5 in the opening round before losing 4-0 to Illinois Wesleyan and 13-2 to Lake Forest. Shaffer had one single, one triple and three runs scored in six at-bats in the three tournament games.

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