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EAST GREENSBORO –Zadaisha Waddell earned one more honor as her brilliant collegiate softball career comes to an end at North Carolina A&T. 

Waddell was named first-team All-State as a utility player by the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA). Waddell just completed an outstanding four-year career for the Aggies. She perhaps had her best season as a senior in 2019. 

At season’s end, Waddell earned first-team All-Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference honors. Waddell batted a career-best .374 with six doubles, three home runs and 27 RBI. She was seventh in the league in hitting after playing 35 games with 32 starts. 

In the circle, Waddell was also effective. She made 27 appearances in the circle with 17 starts. She went 4-9 with a 3.52 ERA in 107.1 innings pitched. She also recorded 69 strikeouts while walking only 42. She also posted three shutouts including a no-hitter in a 4-0 win over S.C. State on March 24. Waddell ranked eighth in the conference in ERA.

Nationally, Waddell ranked 10thin the nation in toughest to strike out. In 99 at-bats, Waddell only struck out three times. 

The honor from the NCCSIA caps off what was an incredible career for Waddell. As a sophomore, Waddell was named third-team All-MEAC as a pitcher and a utility player. The following season, Waddell earned first-team All-MEAC as a utility player. 

For her career at the plate, Waddell batted .343 with 26 doubles, 11 home runs and 101 RBI. In the circle, she was 21-47 with a 3.92 ERA in 512.1 innings pitched. She posted six career shutouts, five saves and 284 strikeouts. She made 121 appearances and 72 starts. 

Founded in 2002, the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) is comprised of sports information professionals from NCAA Division I, II, III, NAIA and independent institutions from the state of North Carolina. The purpose of the organization is to promote collegiate athletics at all schools. Membership is open to anyone affiliated with a college, university or conference located in North Carolina, and whose area of responsibility lies within sports information.

NCCSIA selects all-state teams in the University (Division I) and College (Division II, III, NAIA) divisions for men's and women's basketball, men's and women's soccer, women's volleyball, softball and baseball.