Four Jayhawks Named Academic All-Big 12 Softball

May 12, 2010


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Four members of the Kansas softball team were named to the Academic All-Big 12 Softball team, it was announced Wednesday by the league office. Among the Jayhawks’ four honorees, first team selection Amanda Jobe was one of four conference players with a 4.0 GPA.

Senior Ally Stanton and junior Brittany Hile joined Jobe on the first team, while senior Alicia Irwin was named a second team selection. In all, 61 student-athletes were named to the Academic All-Big 12 Softball Team.

Jobe, a biology major out of Shawnee, Kan., earned first team honors for the third-straight year. Stanton (St. Louis, Mo., journalism) and Hile (Olathe, Kan., business) are both being honored for the second time in their careers, although it is the first first-team selection for Hile. Irwin, a native of Salina, Kan., majoring in psychology, is a first-time recipient of the award.

First team members consist of those who have maintained a 3.20 or better GPA, and the second team are those who have a 3.00 to 3.19 GPA. All position players nominated must have participated in 60 percent of their team’s scheduled contests, while pitchers are required to have at least one inning pitched per game played by the team or have appeared in 20 percent of their team’s total games. Freshmen and transfers are not eligible in their first year of academic residence. Senior student-athletes who have participated for a minimum of two years and meet all the criteria except percent of participation are also eligible.