May 6, 2011
ATHENS, Ohio - Senior Melissa Bonner (Kings Mills, Ohio) of the Ohio University softball team was named Academic All District by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) in conjunction with Capital One. As a result of Bonner's First Team All-District Selection, she will be placed on the ballot to be named an Academic All-American.
Bonner has started all 31 games she has played in to date this season and ranks second on the team in batting average with a mark of .353. She ranks second on the team in slugging percentage (.608), is second on the team in home runs (six) and is 11-for-13 in stolen base attempts. She is a two-time First Team All-Mid-American Conference (MAC) choice and was selected to the conference's All-Freshman and All-Tournament teams in 2008.
About Capital One
Capital One Financial Corporation (www.capitalone.com) is a financial holding company whose subsidiaries, which include Capital One, N.A. and Capital One Bank (USA), N. A., had $122.2 billion in deposits and $197.5 billion in total assets outstanding as of December 31, 2010. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, Capital One offers a broad spectrum of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients. Capital One, N.A. has approximately 1,000 branch locations primarily in New York, New Jersey, Texas, Louisiana, Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. A Fortune 500 company, Capital One trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "COF" and is included in the S&P 100 index.
Capital One, an NCAA Corporate Champion, began its affiliation with college sports with the sponsorship of the 2001 Capital One Florida Citrus Bowl (now the Capital One Bowl) and ESPN's Capital One Bowl Week. In 2010, Capital One launched the Capital One Cup, a prestigious new program rewarding NCAA Division I athletics programs for their cumulative on-field performance across multiple men's and women's sports. In addition, Capital One sponsors the ABC College Football Halftime Report, Capital One All-America Mascot Team, all 88 NCAA Championships including the Division I Men's and Women's Basketball Championships, and numerous other collegiate athletics programs.
Capital One Academic All-District First Team - District IV
P - Kara Dornbos - Central Michigan
P - Janelle Valls - Memphis
C - Vicky Rumph - Youngstown State
IF - Tiffany Baker - Tennessee-Chattanooga
IF - Kayla Braud - Alabama
IF - Alex Feltes - Akron
IF - Hannah Fulk - Bowling Green
OF - Meagan Aull - Kentucky
OF - Raven Chavanne - Tennessee
OF - Sallie Van Kirk - Alabama-Birmingham
DP - Melissa Bonner - Ohio University