Courtney Scott Named to First Team Verizon Academic All-American District VIII Team

May 9, 2002

BERKELEY - Cal junior catcher Courtney Scott has been named to the first team Verizon Academic All-American District VIII softball team.

Scott, along with nine other student-athletes representing seven schools from the western United States have been selected to this year's first team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Each member of the team will now represent the district - which is comprised of schools in Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and British Columbia - on the Verizon Academic All-American national ballot.

To be eligible for consideration for the team, a student-athlete must carry a GPA of 3.20 or higher (on a 4.0 scale), must be in at least her second year of participation at the school and must be an important squad contributor.

Scott, from Clovis, Calif., has certainly contributed to Cal's 45-19 squad that is ranked fifth nationally. She leads the Golden Bears in RBI with 40 and is tied for third on the team in batting with a .316 average. Defensively, Scott is a polished catcher who hasn't allowed a passed ball this season. She's committed only one error thus far in 2002 and has gunned down 21 of 39 would-be base stealers this year.

An American Studies major, Scott carries a 3.20 GPA.

The national Verizon Academic All-American softball team will be announced June 6, 2002.

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