Rachel MacBeth Earns Capital One Academic All-America® Honors for Second Straight Year

Rachel MacBeth Earns Capital One Academic All-America® Honors for Second Straight Year

May 24, 2012

May 22, 2012, Greencastle, Ind.Rachel MacBeth (Indianapolis, Ind./Perry Meridian), a summa cum laude graduate and an outfielder on the DePauw softball team, has been selected to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America® Division III Softball Second Team. The team is selected by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

cosidanewlogo.jpgA biochemistry major and religious studies minor, MacBeth had a 3.95 cumulative grade point average through her first seven semesters and was named to DePauw's Dean's List every semester.

She was DePauw's first Academic All-America selection in softball last year when she earned first team honors and her selection this year marks the 46th time a DePauw student-athlete has earned the prestigious award.

MacBeth started all 41 games in the outfield for the 29-12 Tigers and batted .309. She was third on the team with 27 runs scored and fourth with 42 base hits and also was second with 11 doubles.

Ranked third in DePauw history with 200 career hits, MacBeth is fourth with a .372 batting average. Her 247 total bases rank fifth, while her 123 runs and 30 doubles are the sixth-most in school history. MacBeth played in 174 of a possible 175 games and started 168.

A second team National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-Central Region selection in 2011, MacBeth also was a two-time all-conference choice in her career.

98033MacBeth was part of DePauw teams with a 133-41-1 record including two fifth-place national finishes, two regional titles and one runner-up regional finish as well as two conference championships.

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.

Since the program’s inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 14,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.

For more information about the Academic All-America Teams program, please visit the CoSIDA site.



DePauw's Academic All-America® Honorees
Year Sport Student-Athlete Team
1958 Football Ike Tallman 3
1970 Football Jim Caesar 1
1970 Men’s Basketball Richard Tharp -
1971 Football Jim Caesar 1
1972 Men’s Basketball Charles Bowers 2
1972 Men’s Basketball Gary Pittenger 2
1973 Football Neil Oslos 1
1973 Men’s Basketball Gordon Pittenger 1
1976 Men’s Basketball Rick Huser 3
1980 Football Jay True 1
1980 Football Joe Johnson 2
1984 Football Rich Bonnacorsi 2
1984 Football Tim Weaver 2
1985 Football Tony DeNicola 1
1985 Women's At-Large (Swimming) Jean Chamness 3
1986 Baseball David Chalmers HM
1986 Football Timothy Weaver 2
1986 Women's At-Large (Swimming) Nancy Gritter 1
1987 Football Michael Sherman 1
1987 Men’s Basketball David Galle 1
1987 Women's At-Large (Swimming) Nancy Gritter 1
1988 Women's At-Large (Swimming) Nancy Gritter 1
1990 Baseball Pete Land 1
1990 Football Matt Nelson 2
1990 Football Tom Beaulieu 1
1990 Women's At-Large (Tennis) Jennifer Burns 3
1991 Football Matt Nelson 1
1991 Football Tom Beaulieu 1
1992 Football Mike Thomas 2
1994 Football Mike Callahan 1
1996 Football Scott Farnham 2
1998 Baseball Tom Fagan 3
1998 Women's At-Large (Swimming) Charee Campbell 2
2001 Men's At-Large Dan Garrison 3
2002 Men’s Basketball Joe Nixon 2
2003 Men's At-Large (Swimming) Nate Moch 1
2003 Women's At-Large (Swimming) Katie Reis 2
2006 Men's Soccer Nick Noel 1
2008 Women's At-Large (Tennis) Erin Andrade 3
2008 Football Alex Fitch 2
2009 Football Alex Fitch 1
2010 Women's At-Large (Swimming) Catie Baker 2
2011 Softball Rachel MacBeth 1
2011 Women's at-Large (Swimming) Catie Baker 1
2011 Men's Soccer Kreigh Kamman 1
2012 Softball Rachel MacBeth 2