Hull Twins Earn Academic All-District Recognition
May 3, 2013
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Senior outfielders and twin sisters Maggie and Rosie Hull were named to the 2013 Capital One Academic All-District 7 Softball Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America Friday.
Both were bestowed first-team honors, making them eligible for CoSIDA Academic All-America consideration. CoSIDA will announce its 2013 Academic All-America teams later this month. Oklahoma was the only other team in the Big 12 with two student-athletes named.
“Maggie and Rosie have been excellent examples of what we believe a student-athlete should be,” head coach Megan Smith said. “They both give everything they have on the field and in the classroom and it shows with honors like this one. We are very proud of what they’ve accomplished and know they are constantly striving to accomplish more.”
Lawrence, Kan., native, Maggie Hull earned CoSIDA Academic All-America Third Team honors in a 2012 season that saw her break KU’s single-season batting average record (.409) and become the first All-Big 12 First Team and NFCA All-Region First Team honoree at KU since 2006. All the while, Maggie kept a 4.0 GPA for the semester.
Maggie is a two-time Academic All-Big 12 First Team (2011, 2012) with the 2013 team not announced until later this month. A double major in journalism and Spanish with a 3.8 cumulative GPA, Maggie was honored with KU’s prestigious Marlene Mawson Exemplary Student-Athlete Award earlier this year. Maggie made the top-30 candidate list for the Senior CLASS award and currently leads Big 12 with .451 batting average.
On pace to become KU’s career batting average, hits, RBI and runs leader, Maggie has become an icon in Kansas softball history. Aside from her athletic accomplishments, however, Maggie also is a contributing writer to FCA, spent last summer interning in the KU Athletics Communications office and has even served in the translator role for Spanish-speaking student-athletes. She became the highest draft pick out of Kansas in the 2013 NPF Player Draft on April 1.
Twin sister, Rosie, was named a CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team honoree in 2012. She also is a two-time Academic All-Big 12 First Team (2011, 2012), with the possibility of a third time later this month. Rosie earned the Team’s Academic Award in 2011 with a 4.0 GPA, which she also kept through the 2012 season.
A human biology major with a 3.88 GPA, Rosie has started 165 games for the Jayhawks with a .291 career batting average.
When her junior season ended, Rosie traveled to South Africa to volunteer at the Life Care Center in the city of Durban for part of the trip and shadowed doctors in a government hospital for the second part of the trip. Because of the immense need, Rosie was able to scrub in and assist with procedures – including the delivery of twin girls.
Kansas will welcome the No. 1 team in the country to Arrocha Ballpark when the Jayhawks take on Oklahoma, May 4-5. The teams will play a doubleheader on Saturday at 2/4 p.m. and conclude the series on Sunday at noon. Sunday will also be Senior Day, with all four Jayhawk seniors being honored after the game.
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