Haber, Koplitz Earn ESPN The Magazine All-Academic District VIII Honors

May 7, 2010

STANFORD, Calif. - Seniors Alissa Haber and Shannon Koplitz have both earned been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VIII First Team, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Haber and Koplitz took two of the 10 spots on the first team and are now in the running to be 2010 Academic All-Americans.

The academic all-district honor is the first of Haber's career. The Newark, Calif., native is an English major at Stanford with a 3.31 GPA. She earned NFCA scholar-athlete award last season and was also an honorable Pac-10 All-Academic selection in 2009.

Haber is a three-time NFCA All-American and All-Pac-10 selection. She is currently second in the conference this season with a .448 batting average and 64 hits. She will likely join former Stanford-great Jessica Mendoza as the only four-time All-Americans in Cardinal history.

Koplitz, who holds a 3.49 GPA in Human Biology, has been selected to the academic all-district first team for the second straight season. She has twice earned Academic All-Pac-10 Second Team accolades during her career.

This season, Koplitz is second on the team with a .369 average and 32 RBI. She has tallied 48 hits, including nine doubles, two triples and four home runs. The New Orleans, La., native was a Second Team All-Pac-10 pick a year ago.

The Stanford pair joined Arizona's K'Lee Arredondo and Arizona State's Hillary Bach and Katelyn Boyd as the five Pac-10 representatives on the first team. As a member of the first team, they will appear on the ballot for 2010 Academic All-American honors.

Haber and Koplitz bring Stanford's ESPN Academic All-District selection count up to 12. Koplitz joins Sarah Beeson and Missy Penna as the school's only two-time winners. Beeson and Penna are the program's only Academic All-Americans to date, winning the awards in 2002 and 2009, respectively.

To be nominated, a student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average and have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing.

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