Seven Cardinal Earn Pac-10 Academic Honors
June 1, 2010
STANFORD, Calif. - Senior Shannon Koplitz and junior Autumn Albers headlined a group of seven Stanford players who received Pac-10 All-Academic honors today, with the pair earning spots on the first team. Senior Alissa Haber garnered second team accolades, while junior Ashley Chinn and sophomores Jenna Becerra, Maya Burns and Sarah Hassman were honorable mention.
Koplitz earned her third straight academic honor from the conference as she was a second team selection in 2008 and 2009. The New Orleans native has twice been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VIII First Team in her career. A two-time All-Pac-10 Second Team pick, Koplitz finished her time on The Farm in the top-10 in several career categories - batting average (.292), triples (8), RBI (127), slugging percentage (.462), runs (114) and walks (93). She is a human biology major with a 3.52 GPA and will be finishing up her degree this spring.
Albers was named to the first team for the second consecutive season. She is a human biology major with a team-high 3.99 GPA. An outfielder and key utility player, she appeared in 31 games, scored seven runs and was 1-2 in stolen bases.
Haber received her second career academic honors, picking up honorable mention honors as a junior in 2009. The Newark, Calif., native carries a 3.31 GPA and will complete her degree in English this spring. An ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VIII First Team selection, Haber became Stanford's third Academic All-American in program history after being named to the third team last week. A four-time All-Pac-10 and All-Region honoree, she led the team in nearly every offensive category again this season with a .446 batting average, 78 hits, two triples, 50 runs, a .657 slugging percentage, a .529 on-base percentage and 23 stolen bases.
Becerra, Burns, Chinn and Hassman all earned academic honors for the first times in their careers.
Becerra is a sophomore from Camarillo, Calif., who holds a 3.49 in communication. She finished the season hitting .220 with 22 hits, 15 runs scored, three doubles and two home runs. She led the Cardinal in the postseason, going 5-8 (.625) with two runs, a double, a home run, three RBI, a 1.125 slugging percentage and 18 putouts in the Stanford Regional.
Burns, from San Mateo, Calif., is a psychology major with a 3.13 GPA. The sophomore started all 56 games for the Cardinal in right field. She ended the season with a .222 batting average on 34 hits, 19 runs scored and 28 RBI.
Chinn is a communication major at Stanford with a 3.05 GPA. The junior pitcher from Belmont, Calif., posted a 12-10 record this season, recording career highs with 117 strikeouts and 128.0 innings pitched. She threw 11 complete games, including two shutouts, for the Cardinal this season.
Hassman, a sophomore from Cupertino, Calif., holds a 3.28 GPA in human biology. Stanford's starting center fielder, she hit. 260 on the season, primarily in the nine spot. She tied Haber for the team lead with 23 stolen bases. She now has 42 for her career and sits in fourth on Stanford's career stolen bases list.
To be eligible for selection to the academic team, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade-point average and be either a starter or significant contributor.