June 4, 2014
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Big South Conference named former East Carolina infielder Isonette Polonius (1997-99) to its 1990-99 Softball All-Decade Team Wednesday afternoon, as the league celebrates its 30th Anniversary and recognizes former student-athletes and coaches who excelled in their respective sports since the league’s founding in 1983.
A committee of Big South Conference administrators served as the official voting panel to determine the All-Decade Teams, with fan voting comprising 20 percent of the overall total.
Polonius, a two-time NFCA All-America selection, received Big South Player-of-the-Year honors in back-to-back campaigns in 1998 and 1999 while earning All-Big South recognition during all three years she played for the Pirates. Fifteen years after her final season, she remains in sole possession of the career and single season school records for batting average, home runs and runs batted in, respectively.
A native of Curacao, Netherlands Antilles, Polonius helped East Carolina to three-straight Big South regular-season titles, including the tournament championship in 1999 that clinched the program’s first NCAA Regional berth. She was also drafted by the Durham Dragons with the No. 1 overall pick in the 1999 Women's Pro Softball League (WPSL) Draft.
Polonius was inducted into the East Carolina Athletics Hall of Fame in 2009.