July 22, 2016

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Spencer Sansom, an outfielder from Clovis, Calif. who is a member of Ohio State’s incoming recruiting class, has been named a third team All-American by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA), the organization announced recently.

Sansom is one of 48 student-athletes nationwide to earn the honor. The three 16-member squads were represented by 26 seniors, 20 juniors and two sophomores hailing from 22 different states.

A four-year letterwinner for Buchanan High School, Sansom hit .398 with 10 home runs and 44 RBI this past season while leading her squad to the programs first Central Section District 1 title in seven years. Her 10 home runs broke the Clovis single-season record, a mark that had stood for 20 years.

Sansom was voted her team’s offensive MVP in back to back seasons while also earning All-Valley and all-conference accolades. In 2015 as a junior, she earned NFCA all-region honors.

Sansom plays club ball for the Central California Dirt Dogs and was a member of the 2014 squad that placed third at the prestigious PFG Platinum Nationals. Off the field, she earned the Lifetime Achievement Award from the California Scholastic Federation and participates in Kid’s Day, an annual fundraiser for Valley Children’s Hospital. A outstanding student, Sansom was also a NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete.