Three DePauw Players Named to ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Team
June 1, 2009
June 1, 2009, Greencastle, Ind. — Three DePauw student-athletes have been selected to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District College Division Softball Team in voting by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Junior pitcher Megan Soultz was a second team all-district choice for the second straight year, while sophomore first baseman Ashlee Anton and senior outfielder Chelsy Patterson were third team selections.
Soultz (left) had a 3.67 cumulative grade point average through the fall semester while majoring in biology. She posted a 29-9 record with a 1.40 earned run average, tossed 14 shutouts and struck out 164 in 230 innings.
The two-time all-America choice and Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Year holds the DePauw and SCAC career records with an 84-18 record, 582 strikeouts, 38 shutouts and 653 innings, while her 1.11 career ERA is a school record. She is a three-time all-region and all-conference selection as well.
Patterson (right) had a 3.62 grade point average while majoring in kinesiology (sport and exercise science) and graduated in May. A third team all-region selection this year, Patterson batted .333 with a .971 fielding percentage this year.
She finished her career with a .360 average with school and SCAC records for runs (151) and school records for at-bats (520), walks (70) and stolen bases (51). She also played in and started all 170 games in her career and earned all-SCAC honors all four years.
Anton (left) had a 3.57 cumulative grade point average while majoring in East Asian Studies and communication and minoring in Japanese. She earned all-SCAC honors for the second straight year and batted .308 with 24 RBI. Anton was a second team all-region choice in 2008.
To be eligible, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.