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Lauren Gellerman Earns Academic All-American Status

Lauren Gellerman ended her career as one of the most celebrated student-athletes in Ohio Softball's history

May 23, 2013

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ATHENS, Ohio – Even after walking across the stage at graduation, Lauren Gellerman (San Diego, Calif.) of the Ohio University softball team is still putting her name in the program’s record book. On Thursday afternoon, Gellerman became just the third Bobcat in the 40-year history of the program to be named a Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-American.

Gellerman—a second team honoree—becomes one of just 33 student-athletes in the entirety of NCAA Division I softball to earn this honor. She is one of only two to represent the Mid-American Conference, as Kent State’s Jessacca Gironda earned recognition on the third team.

Read more about Lauren Gellerman’s 2013 season and the Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-America program below.

About Lauren Gellerman
Graduated with a 3.889 grade-point average while studying Integrated Mathematics … Second Team NFCA All-Region … First Team All-Mid-American Conference … Four time MAC East Player of the Week … Two time MAC Scholar Athlete of the Week … Hit .405, slugged at a rate of .948, and got on base at a .483 clip, leading the team in each category … Hit a conference record 26 home runs, a mark which currently ranks third in the NCAA … Currently ranks No. 4 in the NCAA in slugging percentage … Broke Ohio’s single-season records in home runs (26) and RBI (60) … Shattered Ohio’s career records in RBI (137) and home runs (48) … Ranks second on the MAC career home run list with 48 round-trippers … Fielded at a rate of 98.4 percent during her senior season … Recorded one pick-off from the catcher position and threw out eight attempted base stealers throughout the season … Registered 23 multi-hit games … Registered five multi-home run games … Recorded 15 multi-RBI games … Collected five or more RBI on two occasions throughout the season … Batting average never dipped below .373 throughout the entire season … Only struck out 14 times in 161 at-bats … Longest hitting streak of the season was 10 games … Reached base for 21 straight games at one point during the year.

About the Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-America Program
To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.

Since the program’s inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 18,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.

For more information about the Academic All-America® Teams program, please visit www.cosida.com.

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