Three Tigers Named to Academic All-District Softball Team
May 6, 2010
May 6, 2010, Greencastle, Ind. — Three members of the DePauw softball team have been names to the ESPN The Magazine College Division Academic All-District V Softball Team. The teams are selected by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Senior pitcher Megan Soultz and sophomore outfielder Rachel MacBeth were voted to the seocnd team, while junior first baseman Ashlee Anton earned third team honors.
Soultz (left) has a 3.60 grade point average while majoring in biology, while MacBeth has a 3.97 as a biochemistry major. Anton carries a 3.52 grade point average and majors in both East Asian studies and communication. Soultz is making her third appearance on the Academic All-District team and Anton her second.
A two-time all-America selection, Soultz is 23-4 this year and ranks second in Division III history in starts (138), tied for fourth in complete games (108), fifth in wins (107) and appearances (141) and tied for fifth in innings (836.0). Her 47 shutouts rank fourth in Division III history.
MacBeth (right) is hitting .403 on the season and is tied for second on the team with 48 hits while starting and playing in all 39 games.
Anton (left) is batting .402 and is third with eight doubles. She leads the squad with a .481 on-base percentage. Anton has committed just one error in 219 chances for a .995 fielding percentage.
Since the program’s inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 15,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.
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.
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For more information about the Academic All-America program, please visit the CoSIDA site.Back