WALNUT CREEK, Calif. – After an amazing season on the field, the University of Oregon softball team also shined in the classroom as the conference announced its annual Pac-12 All-Academic Teams Friday.

Junior catcher/DP Alexa Peterson picked up her second straight Academic All-Pac-12 Second-Team honor after receiving Capital One Academic All-America First-Team honors last week.

The Salem, Ore., native and communication disorders and sciences major sports a 3.41 cumulative GPA, and was also an NFCA First-Team All-America choice this week.

Five other Ducks were first-time honorable mentions in Friday’s announcement - junior Courtney Ceo, sophomores Sara Goodrum, Karissa Hovinga and Janie Takeda and redshirt freshman Alyssa Gillespie.

Washington sported the most honorees (10) among the three squads Friday, followed by Stanford (8), Oregon (6), Utah (5), Arizona State (4), Oregon State (4), California (3), UCLA (2) and Arizona (1).

Since 1991, the Ducks have claimed 44 Academic All-Pac-12 First- and Second-Team honors, including four in the four-year tenure of head coach Mike White.

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.



2013 Pac-12 All-Academic Softball Team
 
First Team
Name, Year, GPA, Major
Taylor Austin, UTAH - Jr., 3.55, Human Development & Family Studies
Maggie Doremus, OSU - Sr., 3.48, Liberal Studies
Sarah Hassman, STAN, RS Sr., 3.58, Biology
Sam Parlich, ASU - Sr., 3.63, Family and Human Development
Ashley Sanchez, OSU - Sr., 3.61, Human Development & Family Studies
Tegan Schmidt, STAN - Sr., 3.43, Biology & Philosophy
Kimberlee Souza, WASH - So., 3.71, American Ethnic Studies
Bryana Walker, WASH - Jr., 3.62, Psychology
Bailey Wigness, ASU - Jr., 4.00, Political Science & Communication
Lindsey Ziegenhirt, CAL - Sr., 3.77, Psychology

Second Team
Name, Year, GPA, Major
Elizabeth Caporuscio, ASU - So., 3.43, Earth & Environmental Studies
Kate Dickman, UTAH - So., 3.38, Exercise & Sport Science
Hooch Fagaly, WASH - Jr., 3.34, Medical Anthropology & Global Health
Sandi Fawson, UTAH - Sr., 3.43, Health Education
Amber Freeman, ASU - So., 3.44, Heath Sciences
Teagan Gerhart, STAN - Sr., 3.24, Human Biology
Victoria Hayward, WASH - Jr., 3.26, Political Science
*Alexa Peterson, ORE - Jr., 3.41, Communication Disorders & Sciences
Chelsea Suitos, ARIZ - So., 3.37, Pre-Family Studies & Human Development
Hanna Winter, STAN - So., 3.52, Computer Science
 
Honorable Mention
Ally Carda, So., UCLA; *Courtney Ceo, Jr., ORE; *Alyssa Gillespie, RS Fr., ORE; *Sara Goodrum, So., ORE; Corey Hanewich, Jr., STAN; Danielle Henderson, So., CAL; *Karissa Hovinga, So., ORE; Kaitlin Inglesby, Jr., WASH; Whitney Jones, Jr., WASH; Ally Kutz, Sr., OSU; Kylee Lahners, So., WASH; Devon Lindvall, Sr., UCLA; Marissa Mendenhall, So., UTAH; Nikki Owens, So., CAL; Jenna Rich, Sr., STAN; Cassandra Roulund, So., STAN; Elizabeth Santana, Sr., OSU; Kasey Stanchek, So., WASH; Kelli Suguro, So., WASH; Jackie Sweet, Sr., UTAH; *Janie Takeda, So., ORE; Nyree White, So., STAN; Shawna Wright, Sr., WASH.


All-Time Duck All-Academic All-Pac-12 Selections
 
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)

2013
Alexa Peterson (2nd)


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