Two Softball Players Tabbed For Pac-10 Academic Honors

June 19, 2002

SEATTLE - Two Washington softball players, 2002 graduate Becky Simpson (Tumwater, Wash.) and junior-to-be Shawna Norris (Littleton, Colo.) have been named to the Pac-10 Softball All-Academic teams, conference commissioner Tom Hansen announced Wednesday.

Simpson, one of 10 players named to the first team, finished out her Husky career by hitting .322 with 51 runs, 18 stolen bases and a school record seven triples. The lone senior on the squad in 2002, Simpson earned all-conference, all-region and NCAA regional all-tournament honors, starting in all 64 games. The 5-4 outfielder also was named to the Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention team a year ago.

A second team honoree, Norris appeared in 33 games, starting at three different positions in 2002. Norris hit .200 with 11 hits, seven runs scored and four extra-base hits, while finishing with a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage.

The Washington softball program now boasts 50 Pac-10 All-Academic selections in its 10-year history.

2002 PAC-10 ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM - SOFTBALL

First Team Yr. GPA Major
Erica Beach, ASU Sr. 3.27 Broadcasting
Sarah Beeson, STAN Sr. 3.65 Human Biology
Kara Brun, ASU Jr. 3.42 Communications
Jessica Draemel, STAN Sr. 3.60 Psychology
Jennifer Forner, ASU Jr. 3.30 Exercise Science
Alyssa Laux, ORE Jr. 3.35 Psychology
Stacey Nuveman, UCLA Sr. 3.16 Sociology
Courtney Scott, CAL Jr. 3.20 American Studies
Becky Simpson, WASH Sr. 3.13 Speech Communications
Robin Walker, STAN Sr. 3.18 Political Science

Second Team
Cassi Brangham. STAN Jr. 3.49 American Studies
Bonnie Brannen, ASU Sr. 3.37 Biology
Kira Ching, STAN Jr. 3.09 American Studies
Kristen Hunter, OSU Jr. 3.11 Liberal Studies
Maureen LeCocq, STAN Jr. 3.06 Sociology
Cara Maxey, OSU Jr. 3.05 Human Development/Family Sciences
Shawna Norris, WASH So. 3.22 Communications
Tori Nyberg, STAN Jr. 3.15 Psychology
Erin Rahn, UCLA Sr. 3.10 History

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