August 14, 2003
Lyndon native named softball All-American
ARKANSAS CITY, Kan.—Candice Wilburn, a key player in Cowley County Community Colleg’s softball team’s run to the national tournament, has been named to the National Junior College Athletic Association All-America team.
The sophomore is among eight Lady Tigers who captured post-season honors following the 2003 season. Cowley was 53-10-1 during the season. Wilburn is the daughter of Art and Merri Wilburn of Lyndon and the granddaughter of Art and Betty Wilburn of Easton, Kan., and Robert and Cora Adams and the late Dorthy Adams of Leavenworth, Kan. She is a Second-Team All-American. She broke or tied eight Cowley pitching records during her two-year career, leading the Lady Tigers to the 2003 Region VI/District E championship and a ninth-place finish at nationals in Clermont, Fla.
Wilburn’s records: Most wins in a single season 33; most wins during a career 53; best winning percentage in a single season .917 (33-3); most strikeouts in a seven-inning game 17; most strikeouts in a single season 297; most consecutive strikeouts 9 (shared with Danielle Beran); most innings pitched in a single season 241.2; and most innings pitched during a career 406 1/3.
Wilburn has received a full scholarship to pitch for the College of Charleston, Charleston, S.C., next season.