Five Ivy Softball Players Earn Capital One Academic All-District Honors
Complete Capital One Academic All-District Softball
Portions courtesy of Brown Sports Information, Harvard Athletic Communications and Yale Sports Publicity.
PRINCETON, N.J. -- Five Ivy League softball players were named 2012 Capital One Academic All-District honorees, including Harvard seniors Jane Alexander and Rachel Brown, Brown junior Stephanie Thompson and senior Kate Strobel, as well as Yale senior Virginia Waldrop. The Ivy League contingent of honorees comprises five of the 11 spots on the District I squad.
The 2012 Capital One Academic All-District Softball Teams, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom.
Alexander is having a breakout season for the Crimson, and currently leads the team in batting average (.408), hits (58), triples (4) and runs scored (32). The senior has started every game at shortstop and is the Ivy League leader in hits, triples and total bases this season. The Palo Alto, Calif., native boasts a 3.49 cumulative grade-point average as a psychology concentrator.
Brown, the defending Ivy Pitcher of the Year, has been dominant once again this season. She ranks third nationally in hits allowed per seven innings (3.78) and sixth in strikeouts per seven innings, averaging 9.7 this season. She is the Ivy League leader in opposing batting average (.153) and strikeouts (226), and is second in the league in wins (18), earned run average (1.42) and innings pitched (163.0). The San Diego, Calif., native is a psychology concentrator and holds a 3.51 GPA.
Fourth in the nation in batting average, Thompson ended the year with a .477 average and led the team in hits (51), runs (27), homeruns (9), RBI (27) and total bases (90). As Brown's starting shortstop, she had a 92 percent fielding percentage and a 57 percent on base percentage, which ranks sixth in the nation. In just three years, Thompson ranks second in homeruns (24) in a career, second in career batting average (.438), fourth in runs scored (91), third in hits (156), second in doubles (37), and fourth in RBI (82). The Chino, Calif. native carres a 3.37 GPA with a major in Neuroscience.