Pitcher Kiana Carr awarded ACCAC "Female Athlete of the Year"

Bears' Softball Pitcher, Kiana Carr
October 12, 2018

By: Joshua Gerard Gargiulo

PHOENIX - Last May, Phoenix College Sophomore Pitcher, Kiana Carr, was awarded the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference’s: “Female Athlete of the Year.”

In eighteen appearances and 52.2 innings pitched, as a freshman, Kiana averaged a 1.73 ERA with a team-low 13 combined, earned runs and sixty strike-outs. With a perfect 5-0 record, Ms. Carr also managed to record 3 saves; two of which, were conference games. Kiana also had team-lows in Home Run’s allowed, hits, and K/7. Throughout eighteen appearances, Ms. Carr started eight games, throwing five complete games. Her most notable, an eight strike-out day against Glendale CC.

As year two came around, Kiana saw her role change from the bullpen, to a “much-needed” starter. With her being the only returning pitcher, she was called upon as a leader. Almost tripling her appearances, she saw 48 of her 40 appearances as the starting pitcher. In 215.2 innings, Kiana recorded 32 wins and two losses, with a combined ERA of 2.08, 246 strikeouts and 27 complete games. She led the team in most categories; most notably, recording over two-times the amount of strikeouts than the second leader.

As her Community College career comes to a close, Kiana walks away with a record of 37-2. Leading the ACCAC in strike-outs (246) and wins (32), and second in ERA with a 2.08. Her only blemish? Two losses to out-of-town foes, early in the season.

On top of honors from the ACCAC, Kiana also was awarded “Best Female Athlete” out of all Phoenix College Women’s Sports; as well as, First-Team All-American for both the NJCAA and NFCA.

They say, “practice makes perfect.” Indeed it does, as Kiana secured a Softball Scholarship to the University of Maryland, while still carrying a 4.0 GPA and posing as a model student of the SASS program in Athletics. The University of Maryland is getting a champion on-the-field; and, in the classroom.

The Maryland Lady Terrapins are set to face George Mason, today at 5pm EST, in College Park, MD.

About Phoenix College

Phoenix College is one of the 10 colleges in the Maricopa County Community College District, one of the largest community college districts in the nation. Phoenix College offers academic courses leading to associate degrees, university transfer, certificates and short-term job training to more than 11,000 students annually.