Hoshizaki, Simpson Named to Pac-10 Softball All-Academic First Team

June 19, 2003

WALNUT CREEK, CA - UCLA junior pinch runners Julie Hoshizaki and Amanda Simpson were named to the Pac-10 All-Academic First Team for Softball, it was announced today by Commissioner Tom Hansen. Both players are juniors who primarily served as pinch runners for the 2003 NCAA Champion Bruins, but both did see action in the outfield this past season.

To be eligible for selection to the academic teams, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade-point average and be either a starter or significant substitute. Following are the 2003 All-Academic teams for softball:

First Team
Janell Bergstrom, ORE, Sr., 3.41 GPA (Education)
Cassi Brangham, STAN, Sr., 3.53 (American Studies)
Kara Brun, ASU, Sr., 3.33 (Communications)
Adriana Garcia, ASU, Sr., 3.50 (Elementary Education)
Katherine Hoffman, STAN, So., 3.92 (Mechanical Engineering)
Julie Hoshizaki, UCLA, Jr., 3.50 (Psychology)
Alyssa Laux, ORE, Sr., 3.46 (Psychology)
Eryn Manahan, CAL, Jr., 3.42 (Sociology)
Tori Nyberg, STAN, Sr., 3.43 (Psychology)
Amanda Simpson, UCLA, Jr., 3.62 (Political Science)

Second Team
Kelly Anderson, CAL, So., 3.26 (Legal Studies)
Ashley Boek, WASH, So., 3.16 (Psychology)
Jennifer Forner, ASU, Sr., 3.19 (Kinesiology)
Erin Goodell, ORE, So., 3.34 (History)
Amber Hutchison, ORE, Sr., 3.34 (Business Marketing)
Cara Maxey, OSU, Sr., 3.14 (Human Development / Family Studies)
Mari Lyn Petrick, ORE, So., 3.31 (Undeclared)
Courtney Scott, CAL, Sr., 3.16 (American Studies)
Meghan Sickler, STAN, So., 3.48 (Economics)
Shannon Sorg, OSU, Jr., 3.30 (Speech Communications)

Honorable Mention: Kristen Bayless, So., CAL; Elizabeth Bendig, So., STAN; Kira Ching, Sr., STAN; Brynnen Guthrie, Sr., OSU; Amy Hanson, Sr., WASH; Courtney Jeffries, Jr., WASH; Lindsay Kontra, So., ORE; Maureen LeCocq, Sr., STAN; Jessica Pamanian, So., CAL; Dana Sorensen, Jr., STAN.

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