Softball Places Five Players on Pac-10 All-Academic Team

June 18, 2001

BERKELEY - Led by three-time honoree Paige Bowie, the Cal softball team placed five players on the Pac-10 All-Academic softball team.

In addition to Bowie, a shortstop who earned first team recognition for the third consecutive year, sophomore second baseman Eryn Manahan and sophomore catcher Courtney Scott were on the second team. Sophomore first baseman Veronica Nelson and senior center fielder Amber Phillips claimed honorable mention spots.

Bowie, who graduated this year with a 3.73 GPA as a business administration major, batted .264 with two home runs and 22 RBI. She was also selected Most Outstanding Player of Cal's NCAA regional in Tallahassee, Fla.

Manahan, an undeclared major, hit ..304 with 28 RBI, while Scott, also undeclared, batted .245 with 21 RBI.

Nelson led the Bears with a .353 average with a school-record 19 homers and 52 RBI, and Phillips completed her career by hitting .316 with 15 RBI.

As a team, Cal was 54-18, reached the College World Series for the third straight year, and ended the season ranked sixth in the final NFCA poll.

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