Three Softball Players Honored With Dr. Gerald Lage Award
March 13, 2013
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Fourth-year Jayhawk softball players Maggie Hull, Rosie Hull and Alex Jones were among 75 student-athletes honored with the Big 12 Conference’s highest academic honor when the league announced the recipients of the Dr. Gerald Lage Award.
The trio will join six other Kansas honorees who will all receive public recognition at the Phillips 66 Big 12 Basketball Championships for earning a cumulative GPA of 3.80 in at least 100 credit hours of completed coursework.
The award is named after Dr. Gerald Lage who was a member of the faculty at Oklahoma State from 1966-2004 and was the OSU faculty athletics representative with the NCAA and the Big Eight/Big 12 Conference from 1983 until his death in 2007. The honor, of the Conference’s highest academic award on Tuesday by recognizing 75 student-athletes from throughout the Big 12.
A double major in Spanish and journalism, Maggie Hull broke the Kansas batting average record in a single season with her .409 mark. The Lawrence, Kan., native earned Third Team Academic All-America honors following her junior season as well as All-Big 12 First Team accolades. Hull ranks third in the Big 12 and 11th in the country with her .488 batting average five weeks into the 2013 season.
Twin sister, Rosie Hull, is a human biology major and is pursuing post-graduate work en route to a career in the medical field. In 14 starts in 2013, Hull is hitting at a .500 clip and recorded her first two-home run game against Lafayette College during the first weekend of March.
A sport management and exercise science major, Jones returned to the field after an ACL tear kept her from playing the 2012 season. After rehabilitating her knee, Jones is pursuing her own career in the physical therapy field. Since making her comeback, Jones has hit over .400 through the first five weeks and leads the team with 31 runs scored. In the circle, Jones is a perfect 5-0 with a team-best 1.75 ERA.
The nine Kansas student-athletes honored was fourth most in the conference, behind Baylor (14), West Virginia (11) and Iowa State (10).