Alissa Haber Earns Program's Third Academic All-America Honor
May 26, 2010
STANFORD, Calif. - Senior Alissa Haber has been named a 2010 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America today. The Cardinal outfielder from Newark, Calif., was among the 11 players named to the third team.
Haber, who earned academic all-district honors for the first time this season, becomes the school's third all-time Academic All-American. Sarah Beeson was the program's first honoree in 2002, while Missy Penna was honored in 2009.
Haber recently capped her outstanding Cardinal career, finishing with a .407 career batting average. She becomes just the second player in school history to hit over .400 for her career, and was second to two-time Olympian Jessica Mendoza. She ended her career as the all-time doubles leader in program history with 72. She also finished in the top-10 in nearly every offensive category - hits (309, 2nd), triples (9, t3rd), home runs (24, t9th), slugging percentage (.619, 2nd), runs scored (200, 2nd), stolen bases (56, 2nd), walks (104, 4th), and at-bats (760, 6th). She earned her fourth career All-Pac-10 award with a first-team nod earlier this month, and was just the fourth Stanford player ever to be named to the All-West Region Team four times.
Haber, who holds a 3.31 GPA, is finishing her degree in English this spring. A Pac-10 All-Academic Honorable Mention pick last season, she joined Arizona's K'Lee Arredondo as the two representatives from the Pac-10 Conference.
To be nominated, a student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) for his/her career and have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing.