The Arizona Wildcats softball team's season ended early, but the awards are still coming in.
Wednesday, four Wildcats were named NFCA All-Americans, including two first-teamers in pitcher Danielle O'Toole and freshman first baseman Jessie Harper. On the second team, third baseman Katiyana Mauga and shortstop Mo Mercado were selected.
O'Toole, Mauga and Mercado are all seniors, and it was particularly surprising that Mauga — who hit .356 with 25 home runs and was in the midst of chasing the NCAA's career home run record before the Wildcats were elminated by Baylor in Super Regionals — wasn't named to the first team. Florida State's Jessie Warren was picked ahead of Mauga at third base on the virtue of a .413 batting average, 23 home runs and 68 RBIs.
O'Toole finished the season 30-5, Arizona's first 30-game winner since 2010, with a 1.21 ERA in 219 innings, with 210 strikeouts, 25 complete games and nine shutouts. She was all a Pac-12 All-Defensive team selection.
Harper is Arizona's first freshman to be named a first-team All-American since pitcher Kenzie Fowler was selected in 2010.
Mercado led the Wildcats with a .396 batting average and also hit 10 home runs with 53 RBI.
UA senior outfielder Mandie Perez was snubbed from the three All-America teams, not making it despite finishing the season with a .387 average and amongst the nation's leaders with 66 runs scored.