WALNUT CREEK, Calif. – University of Oregon sophomore catcher Alexa Peterson became the 43rd Duck to receive Pac-12 All-Academic acclaim with her second-team honor in the Pacific-12 Conference’s announcement Tuesday.

In the 22nd year of the honor, the communication Disorders and Science major was tabbed to the 10-person second team thanks to her 3.49 cumulative GPA.

Peterson is the third honoree in as many years in the tenure of head coach Mike White, and followed the lead of Kaitlin Vitek who was a firs-team honoree in 2009, ’10 and ’11.

To be eligible for the award, players must be returning players that are at least a sophomore academically, maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA, and be a starter or played at least half of the team’s competitions.

A month ago, the Salem, Ore., native was tabbed to the 11-person, Capital One Academic All-District Softball Team  and joined Vitek as the Ducks’ second honoree under White (and fifth since 2003).


Pac-12 All-Academic First Team
Hillary Bach, ASU, Gr., 3.61, Master’s in Business Administration
Jenna Becerra, STAN, Sr., 2.54, Communication
Katelyn Boyd, ASU, Sr., 3.74, Family and Human Development
Samantha Camuso, UCLA, Sr., 3.53, Psychobiology
Hannah Clements, UTAH, Sr., 3.65, Human Development
Annie Lockwood, ASU, Sr., 3.79, Special Ed. and Sociology
Sam Parlich, ASU    Jr., 3.55, Family and Human Development
Taylor Smith, WASH, Sr., 3.53, Anthropology
Bailey Wigness, ASU, So., 4.00, Pol. Sci. and Communication
Lindsey Ziegenhirt, CAL, Jr., 3.74, Psychology

Pac-12 All-Academic Second Team
Lucy Aubrecht, ASU, So., 3.34, Geography and Meteorology
Sandi Bowles, UTAH, Jr., 3.39, Health Education
Maya Burns, STAN, Sr., 3.42, Psychology
Maggie Doremus, OSU, Jr., 3.44, Liberal Studies
Hooch Fagaly, WASH, RS So., 3.33, Anthropology
Sarah Hassman, STAN, Sr., 3.41, Human Biology
Victoria Hayward, WASH, So., 3.40, Pre-Science
Alexa Peterson, ORE, So., 3.49, Comm. Disorders and Sciences
Bryana Walker, WASH, So., 3.45, Pre-Major
Jace Williams, CAL, Sr., 3.26, Psychology

All-Academic Honorable Mention: Kristen Arriola, Sr., ARIZ; Mary Claire Brenner, Sr., OSU; Nikki Chandler, Sr., OSU; Jenna Clifton, Sr., WASH; Joni Cook, Sr., UTAH; Dallas Escobedo, So., ASU; Erin Guzy, Sr., OSU; Corey Hanewich, So., STAN; Ashley Hansen, Sr., STAN; Talor Haro, Sr., ASU; Jolene Henderson, Jr., CAL; Kaitlin Inglesby, So., WASH; Kayla Ketchum, Jr., ASU; Ally Kutz, Jr., OSU; Devon Lindvall, Jr., UCLA; Danielle Miller, So., STAN; Mackenzie Popescue, So., ASU; Jenna Rich, Jr., STAN; Tegan Schmidt, RS So., STAN; Talee Snow, So., UCLA; Chelsea Suitos, RS Fr., ARIZ; Taylor Vincent, So., CAL; Nikia Williams, Sr., WASH; Shawna Wright, Jr., WASH; Christina Zambrana, Sr., ASU.


All-Time Oregon Pac-12 Softball Academic All-Conference Honorees

1991
Kelly Finley (1st)
Anna Poore (1st)
Tracey Simmons (1st)

1993
Patty Pyles (1st)

1994
Heather Holte (1st)
Kathy Stahl (1st)

1995
Melisa Lemke (1st)
Lisa Preston (1st)
Angie LeRoy (2nd)
Kathy Stahl (2nd)

1996
Kathy Stahl (1st)
Angie LeRoy (2nd)
Lisa Preston (2nd)

1997
Heather Holte (1st)
Angie LeRoy (1st)
Melisa Lemke (2nd)

1998
Melisa (Lemke) Jeppsen (1st)

1999
Triawn Custer (2nd)

2000
Triawn Custer (2nd)

2002
Alyssa Laux (1st)

2003
Janell Bergstrom (1st)
Alyssa Laux (1st)
Erin Goodell (2nd)
Amber Hutchison (2nd)
Mari Lyn Petrick (2nd)

2004
Dani Baird, (1st)
Erin Goodell (2nd)

2005
Dani Baird, (1st)
Kristi Leiter (1st)

2006
Kristi Leiter (1st)
Suzie Barnes (2nd)
Dani Baird (2nd)

2007
Suzie Barnes (1st)
Kristie Leiter (1st)
Joanna Gail (2nd)

2008
Amie Morris (1st)
Joanna Gail (2nd)
Kayleen Hudson (2nd)

2009
Kaitlin Vitek (1st)
Melissa Rice (2nd)

2010
Kaitlin Vitek (1st)

2011
Kaitlin Vitek (1st)

2012
Alexa Peterson (2nd)

 


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