Softball Places Two Players On Pac-10 All-Academic Squad

June 19, 2002

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Junior pitcher Kristen Hunter and junior utility player Cara Maxey were named to the second team Pacific-10 Conference All-Academic squad Wednesday, announced Commissioner Tom Hansen.

To be eligible for selection to the academic team, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 overall GPA and be either a starter or a significant contributor.

Hunter, from Portland, OR, maintains a 3.11 GPA while pursuing her degree in Liberal Studies. She made 32 appearances in the circle for the Beavers boasting a 12-7 record to go along with a 2.40 ERA. Hunter struck out 117 batters while allowing just 21 walks and recorded four shutouts on the season.

Maxey, a native of Fresno, CA, maintains a 3.05 GPA while majoring in Human Development/Family Sciences. Maxey saw action in 44 games, making 15 starts for the Beavers. She finished the season with a .151 batting average and a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage. Maxey recorded three extra base hits on the year including a home run.

A complete list of all-academic team members follows:

First Team

Erica Beach, ASU; Sr., 3.27, Broadcasting
Sarah Beeson, STAN; Sr., 3.65, Human Biology
Kara Brun, ASU; Jr., 3.42, Communications
Jessica Draemel, STAN; Sr., 3.60, Psychology
Jennifer Forner, ASU; Jr., 3.30, Exercise Science
Alyssa Laux, ORE; Jr., 3.35, Psychology
Stacey Nuveman, UCLA; Sr., 3.16, Sociology
Courtney Scott, CAL; Jr., 3.20, American Studies
Becky Simpson, WASH; Sr., 3.13, Speech Communications
Robin Walker, STAN; Sr., 3.18, Political Science

Second Team
Cassi Brangham, STAN; Jr., 3.49, American Studies
Bonnie Brannen, ASU; Sr., 3.37, Biology
Kira Ching, STAN; Jr., 3.09, American Studies
Kristen Hunter, OSU; Jr., 3.11, Liberal Studies
Maureen LeCocq, STAN; Jr., 3.06, Sociology
Cara Maxey, OSU; Jr., 3.05, Human Development/Family Sciences
Shawna Norris, WASH; So., 3.22, Communications
Tori Nyberg, STAN; Jr., 3.15, Psychology
Erin Rahn, UCLA; Sr., 3.10, History

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