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Stacey Nelson is a Academic All-America first-team selection.

Wednesday May 28, 2008Softball's Stacey Nelson Earns Academic All-America Honors

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -

Stacey Nelson is a Academic All-America first-team selection.

University of Florida junior pitcher Stacey Nelson (Los Alamitos, Calif.) is part of the 2008 ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America first team, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced Wednesday. She is the fourth Gator softball player named an Academic All-American and the first to earn first team honors. Nelson is majoring in philosophy with a 3.61 grade point average.

 

Nelson, the 2008 Southeastern Conference Pitcher of the Year, owns a 45-3 record on the season with five saves. Her 45 wins set the school record and her five saves equals her own school record. She has a 0.73 ERA and has struck out a school record 337 batters in 316.2 innings. Only 27 of the 176 hits she has given up this season have been for extra bases, and only one a home run. She is holding opponents to a .161 batting average.

 

Florida Softball

Academic All-Americans

Name

Team

Year

Stacey Nelson

1st

2008

Jenny Gladding

2nd

2004

Beth Dieter

3rd

2000

Kristin Sandler

2nd

1998

Nelson joins two other Gators who earned ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America honors in 2007-08 – Tim Tebow, football (first team) and Amber McCray, volleyball (second team).

 

To be nominated for Academic All-America honors, the student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) for her career. No athlete is eligible until she has reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at his/her current institution.

 

Nelson and the rest of the top-seeded Florida team (67-3) are in Oklahoma City, Okla., preparing to make their Womens’ College World Series premiere on Thursday, May 29. The Gators meet Louisiana Lafayette (51-13) in Game 1 of the WCWS at the Amateur Softball Association’s (ASA) Hall of Fame Stadium. Thursday’s game will be televised live on ESPN at 1 p.m. (ET).

 

2008 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Softball Team

University Division

First Team

Pos.

Name

School

Dist.

Yr.

Hometown

GPA

Major

P

Angela Tincher

Virginia Tech

III

Sr.

Eagle Rock, Va.

3.84

Finance

P

Stacey Nelson

Florida

III

Jr.

Los Alamitos, Calif.

3.61

Philosophy

C

Chelsea Bramlett

Mississippi State

VI

So.

Cordova, Tenn.

3.82

Physical Education

IF

Jessica Chrabaszcz

Delaware State

II

Sr.

Johnston, R.I.

4.00

Chemistry

IF

Jessica Toocheck

Kent State

IV

Sr.

Medina, Ohio

3.90

Special Education

IF

Colleen McGlaughlin

Iowa

VII

Jr.

Morton, Ill.

4.00

Actuarial Science

IF

Sara Dyer

Tulsa

VI

Sr.

Sand Springs, Okla.

3.94

Communications

OF

Lisa Kingsmore

Winthrop

III

Jr.

Brampton, Ontario

3.99

Chemistry

OF

Lillian Hammond

Tennessee

IV

Jr.

Chattanooga, Tenn.

4.00

Criminal Justice

OF

Amber Maisonet

Albany

I

Sr.

Newburgh, N.Y.

3.85

Psychology

DP

Mary Beth Puccio

Fordham

I

Jr.

Brightwaters, N.Y.

3.58

Accounting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Academic All-America of the Year: Angela Tincher, Virginia Tech

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SECOND TEAM

Pos.

Name

School

Dist.

Yr.

Hometown

GPA

Major

P

Megan Rhodes

Tennessee

IV

Sr.

Nashville, Tenn.

3.86

Psychology

P

Tara Oltman

Creighton

VII

So.

Cortland, Neb.

4.00

English & Secondary Ed.

C

 Laura Matthews

Dayton

IV

Sr.

Nashville, Tenn.

3.80

Sports Management

IF

Stephanie Fischer

Tennessee Tech

IV

Sr.

Stevens Point, Wis.

3.50

Business

IF

Brianna Bricker

St. Bonaventure

I

Sr.

Albion, Pa.

3.92

Management Sciences

IF

Beth Boden

Tennessee Tech

IV

Sr.

Plover, Wis.

3.75

Civil Engineering

IF

Valerie Chapple

Kansas

VII

Jr.

Overland Park, Kan.

4.00

Secondary Ed. & Physics

OF

Jackie Vasquez

Arizona State

VIII

Sr.

Tucson, Ariz.

3.65

Special Education

OF

Kaitlin Cochran

Arizona State

VIII

Jr.

Yorba Linda, Calif.

3.47

Pre-Secondary Education & Math

OF

Ashton Payne

South Carolina

III

Jr.

Richmond, Va.

3.98

Biology

DP

Aimee Enzler

North Dakota State

VII

Sr.

Wayzata, Minn.

3.81

Physical Ed. & Adapt. PE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THIRD TEAM

Pos.

Name

School

Dist.

Yr.

Hometown

GPA

Major

P

Michelle Moses

Brown

I

Jr.

Cooper City, Fla.

4.00

Commerce & Entrepren.

P

Molly Hill

Nebraska

VII

Jr.

Wayne, Neb.

4.00

Speech-Lang. Pathology

P

Lisa Sweeney

Lehigh

II

Jr.

Lumberton, N.J.

3.79

History

P

Hayley Wiemer

Bowling Green State

IV

Jr.

Sylvania, Ohio

4.00

Secondary Education

C

Jessica DePippo

Long Island

I

Gr.

Westlake Village, Calif.

3.77

Childhood Education

IF

Allison Vallas

Bowling Green State

IV

Sr.

Perrysburg, Ohio

3.95

Exercise Science

IF

Katie Miranto

Canisius

I

Sr.

North Tonawanda, N.Y.

3.65

Finance

IF

Charlotte Morgan

Alabama

IV

So.

Moreno Valley, Calif.

3.75

Exercise Sports Science

IF

Whitney Haller

Georgia Tech

III

Jr.

Marietta, Ga.

3.91

Industrial Engineering

OF

Krystal Stein

Southern Illinois

V

Sr.

Nashville, Ill.

4.00

Speech Communication

OF

Brooke Lockhart

Southeastern Louisiana

VI

Sr.

Christchurch, New Zealand

4.00

Mathematics

OF

Alessandra Giampaolo

Michigan

IV

Sr.

Pasadena, Calif.

3.50

Psychology

DP

Kat Krause

Loyola (Ill.)

V

Sr.

Arlington Heights, Ill.

3.82

Psychology

 

 

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