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Carmen Paez Featured in Sports Illustrated
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Carmen Paez currently leads the nation in HR's with 17.
Carmen Paez currently leads the nation in HR's with 17.

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Senior outfielder Carmen Paez has been featured in the March 31, 2008 issue of Sports Illustrated.

Paez was featured in the "Faces in the Crowd" section of Sports Illustrated. "Faces in the Crowd" features and highlights the accomplishments of several high school and collegiate athletes.

Paez, a senior outfielder at Florida Gulf Coast, is batting .409 and leads the Atlantic Sun Conference in home runs (17) and RBIs (48). In the Eagles' first year of Division I competition she has twice been league player of the week.

Paez is also among the best in the nation. She is currently leading the nation in home runs and is second in slugging percentage (.973), on base percentage and walks. She is tied-5th and tied-7th in runs per game and home runs per game, respectively. Paez's 49 RBI rank her 18th in the nation.

Last season she set the Division II record for home runs, with 28.