BCLUW High School Class of 2010 standout Nicole Fisher was a four-time all-state selection in softball.
Now she's an All-American.
Fisher, a sophomore outfielder for Kirkwood Community College, has been named to the NJCAA Division II All-America first team, as released by the NJCAA.
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Kirkwood Community College sophomore Nicole Fisher, right, is ready to step on home plate as her teammates await to celebrate after Fisher hit a home run during the Eagles’ matchup with Marshalltown Community College in April. Fisher has been named to the NJCAA All-America first team.
This spring, Fisher hit .413 with 25 home runs and 69 RBIs. She also scored 68 runs, had 25 doubles, five triples and 22 stolen bases.
"She was our leadoff hitter and set the tone for the team at the plate," said Kirkwood head coach Joe Yegge.
"Nicole did a great job waiting for her time as a freshman and when she got her opportunity she excelled and carried over to her sophomore season," Yegge added.
"From the get-go she set the tone. She worked hard. Nicole hit 25 home runs and led all outfielders in the country. I just think her hard work paid off in everything she did."
She finished sixth in NJCAA Division II with her 25 round-trippers in 2012 and also was 18th in RBIs. In the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference, Fisher was first in total bases (191) and second in each slugging (.927), runs scored, hits (85) and home runs.
Fisher leaves Kirkwood as the program's career leader in home runs with 36.
She transferred to the Eagles' program from Winona State University.
"Our lineup was set when she got here," Yegge said. "She just kept working hard. We gave her an opportunity and she ran with it, and she ended up having 11 home runs in half a year (as a freshman)."
Nicole has signed with the University of Northern Iowa for next season. Her twin sister Jamie is a pitcher for the Panthers.
There were six from Region XI on the three All-American teams, up from four All-American recipients from the region last season.