Anna Gernant Named Fastpitch News Division III Honorable Mention All-American

Anna Gernant Named Fastpitch News Division III Honorable Mention All-American
Calvin College sophomore Anna Gernant has been named a Fastpitch News Division III Honorable Mention All-American.


A native of West Des Moines, Iowa, Gernant is receiving Fastpitch News honors as a pitcher.

A graduate of Valley High School, Gernant recently completed a standout season on the diamond, splitting time between the pitcher's circle, outfield, infield and designated player positions.

As a pitcher this spring, Gernant broke a Calvin single-season record for strikeouts with 241 strikeouts in 145 innings of work. She finished fourth in the final 2017 NCAA III statistics in total strikeouts and third in strikeouts per seven innings (11.6).

In the circle, Gernant finished the 2017 season with a won-loss record of 15-8 and an earned run average of 1.58. She tossed five shutouts and tallied no-hitters against Edgewood College and Albion College and one-hitters against Kalamazoo College and Cornerstone University.

Her no-hit performance against Edgewood came in the Finlandia Dome Classic. She was later named the Finlandia Dome Classic Most Valuable Player and later earned MIAA Pitcher of the Week accolades In the win over Edgewood and also in a follow-up win over Lakeland College the following afternoon she amassed 18 strikeouts, setting a new Calvin single-game strikeout record.

During the final week of the NCAA III regular season, she was named the NFCA Division III National Pitcher of the Week. She was recently named to the All-MIAA first team. She was later named to the NFCA Division III All-Central Region third team. 

Calvin finished the 2017 season with an overall record of 20-20, marking the third time in four years that the Knights have hit the 20-win plateau.