Seven Softball Student-Athletes Earn Pac-10 All-Academic Accolades

June 6, 2005

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Oregon State University's softball team had a program-best seven student-athletes garner Pacific-10 Conference All-Academic honors on Monday, as was announced by Commissioner Tom Hansen.

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.

Catcher Lisa Allen, outfielder Natalie Johnson and pitcher Ta'Tyana McElroy each earned second team honors, while third baseman Sherina Galvan, pitcher Amy Klever, outfielder Ingrid Lochelt, and pitcher Brianne McGowan received honorable mention accolades.

Allen, a junior from Canby, OR, earned her second consecutive second team All-Academic honor. Allen holds a 3.28 GPA as an Exercise and Sport Science major and finished the 2005 season ranked second on the team with a .319 batting average, 12 home runs, and a team-leading 34 RBI.

Johnson, a sophomore from Lake Oswego, OR, boasts a 3.64 GPA as a Human Development and Family Sciences major. Johnson saw action in 52 games on the season and picked up a trio of hits in the NCAA Regional Tournament.

McElroy, a sophomore from Los Angeles, CA, holds a 3.36 GPA as a Business Administration major. McElroy pitched in 18 games on the season, including 2.1 innings of scoreless relief against DePaul University in the NCAA Regional Tournament.

Pacific-10 Conference All-Academic Softball Teams:

First Team
Player, School, Yr., GPA, Major
Kelly Anderson, CAL Sr. 3.36 Legal Studies
Dani Baird, ORE Jr. 3.57 Communications
Bridgette Caron, ASU Jr. 3.67 Dance
Andrea Duran, UCLA Jr. 3.43 Sociology
Katherine Hoffman, STAN Sr. 3.87 Mechanical Engineering
Heidi Knabe, ASU So. 3.77 Kinesiology
Kristi Leiter, ORE So. 3.75 Undeclared
Jennifer Martinez, ARIZ Sr. 3.61 Physical Education
Jennifer McCard, ASU Jr. 3.73 Elementary Education
Meghan Sickler, STAN Sr. 3.40 Economics

Second Team
Player, School, Yr., GPA, Major

Lisa Allen, OSU Jr. 3.28 Exercise & Sport Science
Ashley Boek, WASH Sr. 3.16 Psychology
Autumn Champion, ARIZ Jr. 3.25 Pre-Education
Jacki Hansen, WASH So. 3.63 Education
Shoney Hixson, STAN So. 3.59 International Relations
Natalie Johnson, OSU So. 3.64 Human Development & Family Science
Lindsey Kontra, ORE Sr. 3.37 Journalism
Ta'Tyana McElroy, OSU So. 3.36 Business Administration
Jessica Pamanian, CAL Sr. 3.32 Psychology
Jackie Rinehart, STAN So. 3.33 Undeclared

Honorable Mention
Candace Abrams, Sr., ARIZ; Suzie Barnes, So., ORE; Elizabeth Bendig, Sr., STAN; Kaleo Eldredge, Sr., CAL; Sherina Galvan, So., OSU; Erin Goodell, Sr., ORE; Ashley Herrera, So., UCLA; Amy Klever, Jr., OSU; Dominique Lastrapes, So., WASH; Ingrid Lochelt, Jr., OSU; Brianne McGowan, So., OSU; Catalina Morris, Jr., STAN; Ashley Werschky, Jr., ASU.

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