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Tuesday May 29, 2012Kelsey Horton & Michelle Moultrie Named 2012 Capital One Academic All-Americans

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Gator softball players Michelle Moultrie (Jacksonville, Fla.) and Kelsey Horton (Valrico, Fla.) were both named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America softball squads, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) last week. For the fifth-consecutive year, the Orange and Blue boasted at least one Academic All-American, led by four in both 2009 and 2011. Moultrie and Horton both lead the way on the Academic All-America Second Team, Horton as a catcher and Moultrie as one of three outfielders on the second team.


Moultrie, the 2012 SEC Player of the Year, and Horton both advanced to the national ballot after being named to the Capital One Academic All-District 4 First Team earlier in May. Since Florida head coach Tim Walton stepped on campus at the helm of the Florida softball program, a staggering 21 Academic All-District and/or Academic All-America accolades have found their way to the UF program through the diligent classroom work of 11 Gator softball student-athletes, highlighted by a nation-leading four Academic All-Americans last year.


Moultrie, who completed her undergrad degree at the University of Florida in Business Administration with a specialization in Sport Management May 5, was one of those school-record tying four Academic All-Americans last season. Moultrie made it back-to-back years of both Academic All-District and Academic All-America honors after earning both in 2011 as an Academic All-America Third Team pick and jumping one team up to the 2012 Academic All-America Second Team.


For Horton, who boasts a 3.7 GPA as a Nutritional Sciences major, the Academic All-America honor is the first of her career after being an All-District selection in both 2011 and 2012.


Both Horton and Moultrie have additionally been named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll through each year of their Gator careers, respectively, while both were named All-SEC selections this season – Moultrie as a first team outfielder and Horton as a second team catcher.


The duo is also in contention for All-America honors after being two of four Gators named to the 2012 NFCA All-Southeast Region Team May 17, Moultrie a first-team selection and Horton a second-team pick. Stay tuned to for the All-America teams, released Wednesday, May 30.


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2012 Capital One Academic All-America Squads

2012 Academic All-American of the Year: Ashley Brignac, University of Louisiana



Pos.     Name                              School                    Yr.    Hometown                        GPA                                                   Major

P          Hillary Bach                   Arizona State          Gr.     Tulsa, Okla.                      3.71                                                     MBA

P          Ashley Brignac              Louisiana               Gr.     River Ridge, La.               4.00                                Exercise science

C         Jenna Marston              Missouri                 Jr.      St. Louis, Mo.                   3.98                       Industrial engineering

IF         Katelyn Boyd                 Arizona State          Sr.     Phoenix, Ariz.                  3.72          Family & human development

IF         Raven Chavanne          Tennessee             Jr.      Thousand Oaks, Calif.    3.89                                 Political science

IF         Jennifer Colquhoun      Lehigh                    Sr.     Oak Park, Calif.                3.77                                      Biochemistry

IF         Alicia Herron                  Ohio State              Sr.     Cypress, Calif.                 3.75                Speech & hearing science

OF       Kayla Braud                    Alabama                  Jr.      Eugene, Ore.                    3.92                                   Public relations

OF       Mallory Duran-Sellers   Southern Illinois    Sr.     Windsor, Colo.                4.00                              English education

OF       Leah Taylor                   Tennessee Martin Jr.      Brownsville, Tenn.          3.96                                            Marketing

DP       Bailey Wigness             Arizona                   So.    Casa Grande, Ariz.          4.00      Political science/communication



Pos.     Name                              School                    Yr.      Hometown                       GPA                                                   Major

P          Ellen Renfroe                 Tennessee             So.    Jackson, Tenn.               3.75                                        Psychology

P          Chelsea Thomas           Missouri                 Jr.      Pleasantville, Iowa          3.48                                                Biology

C         Kelsey Horton               Florida                    Jr.      Valrico, Fla.                      3.70                          Nutritional sciences

IF         Jackey Branham            Alabama                  Jr.      Troy, Mo.                         4.           Secondary education (science)

IF         Chelsea Garcia              Oklahoma State     Sr.     Moore, Okla.                    3.97            Secondary education (math)

IF         Cassie Reilly-Boccia     Alabama                  Sr.     Yorktown Heights, N.Y.  3.75    Human performance exercise sci.

IF         Stacie Toney                  Brigham Young     Sr.     Farmington, Utah            3.77                       Elementary education

OF       Ashley Fleming             Missouri                 Sr.      Silex, Mo.                         3.78                                         Journalism

OF       Annie Lockwood           Arizona State          Sr.      Phoenix, Ariz.                  3.76          Special education / sociology

OF       Michelle Moultrie         Florida                    Sr.     Jacksonville, Fla.            3.35                  Business administration

DP       Jill Jelnick                      East Carolina         So.    Aliso Viejo, Calif.             4.00                              English education



Pos.    Name                              School                    Yr.     Hometown                        GPA                                                   Major

P          Jen Mineau                    Fordham                Sr.     Schaghticoke, N.Y.         3.70                                           Visual Arts

P          Stephanie Ricketts        Hawai‘i                    Sr.     San Jose, Calif.               3.35                                        Psychology

C         Holley Gentsch             Texas Tech            Sr.     Hewitt, Texas                   3.96                                           Sociology

C         Vicky Rumph                 Youngstown State Jr.      Mount Forest, Ontario     3.85                                          Chemistry

IF         Jane Alexander             Harvard                  Sr.     Palo Alto, Calif.                3.49                                       Psychology

IF         Lexy Bennett                  Texas                      Sr.     Kingwood, Texas            3.35                   Physical culture & sports

IF         Kaelene Curry                UMKC                     Sr.     Downers Grove, Ill.         3.93                                       Psychology

IF         Coryn Schmit                 Illinois Chicago     Jr.      Hawthorn Woods, Ill.      4.00   Kinesiology / movement sciences

OF       Allie Cashion                 Appalachian State Jr.      Waxhaw, N.C.                  3.74                                Actuarial science

OF       Alex Helfrich                  Akron                      Sr.     Grafton, Ohio                  3.96                                            Education

OF       Maggie Hull                    Kansas                   Jr.      Lawrence, Kan.                3.74                         Journalism / Spanish

DP       Colleen Schneider        Wright State           Jr.      Centerville, Ohio             3.93                   Mechanical engineering


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