June 7, 2013
ATHENS, Ohio - In addition to having a record-setting campaign on the softball diamond, the Ohio University softball team set a new program standard in the classroom in 2012-13, earning four spots on the Academic All-Mid-American Conference Team. Five Bobcats also earned Honorable Mention status on Friday morning when the team was announced by the league office, bringing the program's total to nine academic honors for the year.
Caitlin Colvin (Bonney Lake, Wash.), Lauren Gellerman (San Diego, Calif.), Chelsea Hortman (Cincinnati, Ohio), and Alyssa Wolfe (Junction City, Ohio) were named to the Academic All-MAC Team Friday while teammates Adrienne Gebele (Annapolis, Md.), Raven King (Alpine, Utah), Erin Lashley (Pickerington, Ohio), Dakota Pyles (Galloway, Ohio), and Tessa Bailey (Acworth, Ga.) received Honorable Mention status.
Ohio's four Academic All-MAC Team selections and five Honorable Mentions both ranked second in the league this season. The total of nine academic honors ranked second as well among the 12 softball programs in the MAC, finishing only behind Kent State's 10.
Earning four spots on the Academic All-MAC Team is a program record for Ohio, breaking the mark of three set in 2011. Earning nine total academic recognitions ties a program standard set last season when Ohio's Jillian Van Wagnen earned a spot on the team while eight of her teammates were recognized as Honorable Mentions.
The Academic All-MAC honor is for a student-athlete who has excelled in athletics and academics. To qualify, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA and have participated in at least 50 percent of the contests for that particular sport. First-year students and junior college transfers in their first year of residence are not eligible for the award.
Caitlin Colvin | Senior | 3.814 GPA in Sport Management
Set a temporary single-season program home run record which was eventually broken by teammate Lauren Gellerman later in the season ... Ranked 17th in the NCAA with 18 home runs on the season ... Ranked 18th in the NCAA in home runs per game (0.33) ... Played in and started 54 of Ohio's 57 games on the year ... Hit .252, recording 37 hits in 147 at-bats ... Hit 18 home runs, four doubles, and 15 singles throughout the season ... Drove in 37 runs ... Slugged at a rate of .646 and got on base at a clip of .388 ... Earned 28 walks ... Recorded 232 putouts at first base and made 11 assists and just three errors, fielding at a rate of .988.
Lauren Gellerman | Senior | 3.889 GPA in Integrated Mathematics
Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-American (Second Team), earning Ohio's third such honor in the program's 40-year history ... Second Team NFCA All-Region ... First Team All-MAC ... Won four MAC East Player of the Week awards ... Won two MAC Scholar Athlete of the Week awards ... 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 ranked third in the NCAA ... Ranked fourth 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.
Chelsea Hortman | Senior | 3.202 GPA in Health Services Administration (Minor in Communication Studies)
Second Team All-MAC ... MAC East Player of the Week on April 22 ... Played in 42 games for Ohio, starting 23 of them ... Had the third highest batting average on the team, going 27-82 (.329) at the plate ... Hit five home runs, five doubles, and two triples on the season ... Drove in 20 runs and scored six ... Slugged at a rate of .622 and got on base at a .400 clip ... Recorded two sacrifice flies and one sacrifice hit ... Was walked eight times and hit by three pitches ... Was a perfect 3-3 on stolen base attempts.
Alyssa Wolfe | Junior | 4.00 GPA in Early Childhood Education
MAC East Player of the Week on Feb. 26 ... Earned NSCA All-America Strength and Conditioning honors in April ... Made a game-winning catch in a Mid-American Conference Tournament elimination game against rival Miami which was featured on ESPN SportsCenter's Top Ten on May 9 ... Named to the Dean's List for the 2012 fall semester ... Named to the Dean's List for the 2013 spring semester ... Played in 55 of Ohio's 57 games on the year, starting 52 ... Hit .219, recording 25 total hits on the year ... Scored 25 runs ... Hit three doubles, two triples, and four home runs on the season ... Drove in 16 runs ... Slugged at a rate of .386 and got on base at a .350 clip throughout the season ... Was hit by 13 pitches on the year, ranking second on the team and 64th in the NCAA ... Recorded 88 putouts and four assists, fielding at a rate of .968 on the year ... Tied for a team high with 12-13 successful base stealing attempts.
Adrienne Gebele | Sophomore | 3.783 GPA in Applied Nutrition
Named to the Dean's List for the 2012 fall semester ... Played in 56 of Ohio's 57 games, starting 54 of them ... Hit .298 on the season, collecting 45 total hits in 151 at-bats ... Belted a personal-record 11 home runs and drove in 29 runs ... Hit seven doubles and scored 22 times ... Slugged at an impressive rate of .563 ... Got on base at a .384 clip ... Was walked 19 times ... Made a seamless transition to right field, recording 101 putouts and five assists while committing just four errors to field at a rate of .964.
Raven King | Junior | 3.630 GPA in Civil Engineering (Mathematics Minor)
Named to the Dean's List for the 2012 fall semester ... Named to the Dean's List for the 2013 spring semester ... Earned a Junior Academic Achievement Award from the Ohio University Russ College of Engineering in April ... Played in 53 of Ohio's 57 games, starting 52 of them ... Hit .246 on the year, collecting 30 hits in 122 at-bats ... Hit four home runs, 10 doubles, and two triples ... Scored 21 runs and drove in 16 ... Slugged at a rate of .459 and got on base at a .425 clip ... Was 3-4 on stolen base attempts ... Was walked 30 times and hit by eight pitches ... Recorded four sacrifice hits ... Registered 75 putouts and 53 assists to field at a rate of .934.
Erin Lashley | Junior | 3.595 GPA in Sport Management (Minor in Business Administration)
Named to the Dean's List for the 2012 fall semester ... Played in 33 of Ohio's 57 games, starting 19 of them ... Hit .111 from the plate, going 6-54 on the year ... Scored 12 runs ... Slugged at a rate of .111 and got on base at a .143 clip ... Was 4-5 on base stealing attempts throughout the season ... Earned two walks ... Recorded one sacrifice hit ... Successfully fielded every single defense attempt which came her way, recording 25 putouts, one assist, and zero errors.
Dakota Pyles | Sophomore | 3.365 GPA in Integrated Mathematics
Named to the Dean's List for the 2013 spring semester ... Played in 28 games for Ohio, starting 13 of them ... Hit .159 on the season, going 7-44 from the plate ... Hit one home run and one double, driving in two runs on the year ... Scored four runs throughout the season ... Slugged at a rate of .250 and got on base at a .213 clip ... Was 1-2 on base stealing attempts throughout the year ... Earned three walks ... Was perfect in the field, recording 25 putouts and two assists while committing zero errors.
Tessa Bailey | Senior | 3.253 GPA in Early Childhood Education
Played in 44 games for Ohio, starting 32 of them ... Hit .190 on the year, going 16-84 from the plate ... Hit one home run and five doubles ... Drove in six runs and scored 15 ... Tied for a team high with 12-13 successful base stealing attempts ... Slugged at a rate of .286 and got on base at a .346 clip ... Was walked five times throughout the year and was hit by 15 pitches, a mark which ranked first on the team and 21st in the NCAA ... Recorded four sacrifice hits on the year ... Registered 58 putouts and 35 assists to field at a .912 percentage throughout the year.
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