Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Southern's Abi Corbett named second team Academic All-America

(From MSSU Lions Athletic News)

Missouri Southern Softball junior outfielder Abi Corbett was named to the second team Academic All-America Team as announced today, May 24th, by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

The Division II Academic All-America program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division II national governance structure to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2016-17 Division II Academic All-America teams program. Twenty-two of the 34 members of the 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-America Division II softball teams have at least a 3.80 G.P.A., including five student-athletes who maintain a perfect 4.00 G.P.A. The 11 members of the first team have an average G.P.A. of 3.83.

Corbett is a native of Wentzville, Mo. and carries a 4.0 GPA with a major in Marketing. She qualified for the Academic All-America ballot after being selected a first team Academic All-District selection earlier this spring. Corbett also earned second team National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-Region honors and was a second team D2 Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) All-Region selection. Corbett set a new Southern and MIAA single season record with 96 hits and also set Southern single season records in runs scored, 56, and at bats, 216, and had the fourth best single season mark with 30 stolen bases in 2017.

Pos. Name School Yr. Hometown GPA Major
P Lyndsay Butler (2) Wayne State (Mich.) Gr. Cambridge, Ontario 3.55 Psychology/Sports Administration
P Coley Ries Minnesota State-Mankato Sr. Eagle Lake, Minn. 3.70 Mass Media
C Tori Collet Central Oklahoma Gr. Houston, Texas 4.00,4.00 (G) Business Administration
INF Maddie Dow (2) Southern Arkansas Sr. Bonham, Texas 3.87 Athletic Training
INF Shea Ibrahim West Texas A&M Sr. South Jordan, Utah 3.88 Education
INF Jenna Lenza Grand Valley State Sr. Orland Hills, Ill. 3.81 Nursing
INF Brenna Martini (1) Adelphi Jr. Fairfield, Conn. 3.79 Physical Education
OF Ally Farrah Ashland Sr. Pickerington, Ohio 3.84 Athletic Training
OF Meghan Luebbert (1)(#) Concordia (Ore.) Sr. Sandy, Ore. 3.80 Nursing
OF Jeanie Perrucci (2) Young Harris Sr. Duluth, Ga. 3.94 Interdisciplinary Studies
DP Allie Smith West Texas A&M Jr. Flower Mound, Texas 3.96 Broadcast Journalism

Pos. Name School Yr. Hometown GPA Major
P Olivia Gumbita Gannon Sr. Latrobe, Pa. 3.99 Risk Management & Insurance
P Emmie Robertson Pittsburg State Jr. Lamar, Mo. 3.91 Elementary Education
C Marisa Monasseri Caldwell Jr. Monroe, N.J. 3.49 Business Administration
INF Courtney Case Le Moyne Sr. Pittsford, N.Y. 3.61 Psychology
INF Hannah Mercer Indiana (Pa.) Sr. Hollidaysburg, Pa. 3.91 Economics & Marketing
INF Emily Price California (Pa.) Jr. Warren, Ohio 3.95 Business Administration
INF Brittney Smith Millersville Sr. Wyomissing, Pa. 3.73 Elementary & Special Education
OF Abi Corbett Missouri Southern State Jr. Wentzville, Mo. 4.00 Marketing
OF Nicole Nordie Texas Woman's Sr. Sanger, Texas 3.77 Health Studies
OF Morgan Rathmann Missouri Western State Sr. Neosho, Mo. 4.00 English/Education
DP Kassidy Simons Embry-Riddle (Fla.) So. Simi Valley, Calif. 3.85 Aeronautical Science

Pos. Name School Yr. Hometown GPA Major
P Stephanie Adkins Saint Leo Sr. Orlando, Fla. 3.76 Health Care Management
P Kilee Halbert West Texas A&M Jr. Dalhart, Texas 3.93 Nursing
P Sydney Ponto Caldwell Sr. West Deptford, N.J. 3.73 Spanish
C Amanda Gosbeth Illinois-Springfield Sr. Carol Stream, Ill. 4.00 Mathematical Sciences
INF Hannah Coursey Georgia College Jr. Sugar Hill, Ga. 4.00 Accounting
INF Sara Ercolani West Chester Jr. Downingtown, Pa. 3.92 Mathematics
INF Alex Stupek Missouri-St. Louis Sr. Oreana, Ill. 3.78 Nursing
INF Alyssa Williamson Merrimack Jr. Scarborough, Maine 3.95 Psychology
OF Ryann Ferguson (2) Concordia (Calif.) Jr. Yorba Linda, Calif. 3.94 Exercise Sports Science
OF Laura Lawson Mansfield Sr. Morgantown, Pa. 3.97 Biology
OF Christa Reisinger Truman State So. Winfield, Mo. 3.75 Agricultural Science
DP Megan Jahoda California (Pa.) Sr. Buchanan, N.Y. 3.34 Pre K-4 Education & Special Education

CoSIDA Academic All-America of the Year: Maddie Dow, Southern Arkansas

(1) - CoSIDA Academic All-America Division II First Team selection in 2016
(2) - CoSIDA Academic All-America Division II Second Team selection in 2016
(#) - CoSIDA Academic All-America College Division Second Team selection in 2015

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