ASU Players Named Academic All-Americans

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Four Arizona State softball players were named to the Capital One Academic All-America softball team as announced Thursday by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Senior pitcher Hilary Bach, senior shortstop Katelyn Boyd and sophomore designated player Bailey Wigness earned first team honors, and senior outfielder Annie Lockwood was named to the second team.

Bach carries a 3.71 grade point average while pursuing a master's in business administration. An All-Pac-12 second team and NFCA All-West Region first team honoree, Bach is second in Arizona State's record books with 86 career wins. On March 4, she pitched a perfect game against Wichita State, the seventh in school history.

Boyd, a senior family and human development major with a 3.72 GPA, was a third team Capital One Academic All-America selection last season. A two-time first team All-American, Boyd is one of three finalists for USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year for the second straight season. She is ASU's career leader in RBI (237) and doubles (59).

Wigness holds a 4.00 GPA in political science and communication as a sophomore. Named All-Pac-12 honorable mention, Wigness is third among Sun Devils with a .404 batting average this season. She has 38 hits and 41 runs.

Lockwood, who is majoring in special education and sociology, maintains a 3.76 GPA. An All-Pac-12 first team selection, Lockwood has a .319 batting average and is second on the team in hits (52), RBI (51) and walks (37).

Capital One Academic All-America
First Team

Hillary Bach, P, Arizona State Gr. 3.71 Master's in Business Administration
Katelyn Boyd, SS, Arizona State Sr. 3.72 Family and Human Development
Bailey Wigness, DP, Arizona State So. 4.00 Political Science and Communication

Second Team
Annie Lockwood, OF, Arizona State Sr. 3.76 Special Education and Sociology

To view the complete release, please visit: http://cosida.com/news.aspx?id=3688

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