Pac-12 softball places three on Capital One Academic All-America teams

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Pac-12 softball landed three student-athletes on Academic All-America teams as announced today by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). ARIZONA STATE had two selections while OREGON had one. 

Arizona State’s Bailey Wigness led the charge as the lone three-time first-team repeat on the list, having earned first-team Academic All-America honors in 2012 and 2013 previously. The senior holds a 4.00 grade point average (GPA) with a double major in political science and communications. She hit a .338 clip with 30 runs scored and 13 stolen bases en route to earning honorable mention All-Pac-12 honors. 

Wigness is joined by fellow Sun Devil Amber Freeman, a second-team honoree who has a 3.43 GPA in health sciences. Freeman hit .406 this year with 11 home runs, 44 runs batted in and 10 doubles on the year. The junior was a second-team Pac-12 All-Academic honoree last season after earning Pac-12 Player of the Year and first-team All-Pac-12 and all-America honors. 

Oregon’s Cheridan Hawkins rounded out the Pac-12 honorees, receiving third-team honors. A sophomore pitcher for the ducks, Hawkins holds a 3.70 GPA in family and human services. She has helped the Ducks to their first-ever No. 1 ranking in school history as well as the first-ever top seed in the NCAA Softball Championship tournament. She holds a 1.52 earned run average over 217.0 total innings pitched with a 31-4 record. 

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