CHICAGO - Katie Kasubke (O'Fallon, Mo./St. Dominic), a sophomore catcher on the Loyola University Chicago softball team, was named to the Missouri Valley Conference All-Tournament Team, it was announced today at the conclusion of the MVC Championship. She is the first Rambler to earn MVC All-Tournament Team honors since 2014.
In two games at the MVC Tournament in Normal, Ill., this weekend, Kasubke batted .500 (3-for-6) with two home runs and five RBIs. She opened the tournament on May 11 by crushing a three-run homer in the first inning and later walked to force in an insurance run for her fourth RBI of the day in a 6-1 victory over No. 5 seed Evansville.
Kasubke then went 2-for-3 with a solo home run that broke up Katie Malone's perfect game in a 3-1 loss to fourth-seeded Wichita State on May 12.
For the year, Kasubke, who earlier this week was named to the MVC All-Defensive Team, hit .252 (37-for-147) with team highs of seven home runs and 30 RBIs. Loyola finished the 2017 season with a 27-26 overall record, the first time it has posted a winning record since 2013.