Nine Pac-10 Softball Players Named to the 2010 CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine District 8 Softball Academic All-American Team
May 7, 2010
WALNUT CREEK, Calif.- Nine Pac-10 softball student-athletes were named to the 2010 Academic District 8 Softball Team, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced recently. Five were selected to the first team and four and four were named to the second team, with ARIZONA STATE leading the way with three selections, STANFORD following with two, and ARIZONA, OREGON, OREGON STATE and UCLA with one honoree each.
In order to be nominated for Academic All-District, a player must be a starter or significant reserve, have a 3.30 cumulative grade-point average and must have completed at least one full academic year at her institution. Voting is done by members of CoSIDA. The members of the first team are placed on the national ballot for Academic All-America consideration.
Arizona State sophomore pitcher Hillary Bach was named to the first team with a 3.82 GPA in marketing. The Tulsa, Okla. native leads the Sun Devils with a 2.00 ERA and a 21-4 record. Teammate Katelyn Boyd, a sophomore infielder from Phoenix, Ariz., boasts a 3.79 GPA in family and human development. Boyd leads the squad at the plate, with a .443 batting average and has knocked in 47 RBI. Junior Lesley Rodgers was named to the second team with a 3.76 GPA as a sociology major. Rodgers has compiled a .358 batting average with 53 hits and 18 RBI.
Stanford senior infielder Shannon Koplitz was named a first team honoree, boasting a 3.49 GPA in human biology. Koplitz has also been stellar for the Cardinal on the field, averaging .369 at the plate, with 32 RBI. She is joined on the first team by Newark, Calif., native Alissa Haber, who has a 3.31 GPA in English. The senior outfielder ranks second in the Conference with a .448 batting average and 64 hits.
Arizona senior short stop K'Lee Arredondo represented the Wildcats on the first team. The psychology major has a 3.55 GPA and is batting .369. She is also tied for third in the Conference with 51 runs scored.
With a 3.65 GPA, Oregon catcher Kaitlin Vitek was named to the second team. The junior human psychology major is currently hitting a career high .310 slugging percentage with 14 hits and 5 RBI.
With a 3.70 GPA, Oregon State pitcher Kelly Dyer, has graduated with a degree in human development & family science/sociology and is currently working on her graduate degree. The Eugene, Ore., native is tied for fourth on the Beavers' all-time list for career saves with eight and is fifth all-time for career strikeouts with 375.
The Bruins are represented on the second team by sophomore Samantha Camuso. The physiological science major holds a 3.45 GPA and is batting .333. She is fourth on the team with eight home runs and 19 walks, and fifth with 32 runs batted in.