Hill Named to Softball Academic All-District First Team

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Hill Named to Softball Academic All-District First Team

BATON ROUGE — Junior first baseman Stephanie Hill was named to the ESPN The Magazine District VI Academic All-District First Team on Thursday, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

To be nominated for the Academic All-America team, a student-athlete must be at least a sophomore starter or significant reserve on her team with a 3.20 cumulative grade point average. District Six represents student-athletes in the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.

Hill earned the honor for the second straight year, after being named to the Academic All-District first-team last season.

A double major in political science and finance, Hill carries a 3.855 cumulative grade point average. While a senior academically, the Harahan native is a junior eligibility wise after not playing her first year at LSU and walking on during her second year. She plans to attend law school following graduation.

A member of the Purple and Gold Challenge All-Tournament team, Hill ranks in the top 10 in the Southeastern Conference in doubles and has the second-best fielding percentage by a first baseman in the league. Tied for the team lead with 18 multiple-hit games, Hill has also recorded five multiple-RBI games. Against No. 16 Florida, Kentucky and Arkansas, she knocked in the game-winning runs.

She will now be added to the Academic All-America ballot, and the team will be announced in early June.

FIRST TEAM

P – Brooke Mitchell, Louisiana-Lafayette, Sr., 3.481 GPA, Major: Business finance
P – Cristin Vitek, Baylor, Sr., 3.36 GPA, Major: Pre-med, accounting
C – Courtney Totte, Oklahoma State, So., 3.787 GPA, Major: Marketing
IF – Charity Butler, Southern Mississippi, Jr., 4.0 GPA, Major: Business administration
IF – Stephanie Hill, LSU, Jr., 3.855 GPA, Major: Finance, political science
IF – Jessica Rogers, Texas-San Antonio, Jr., 3.82 GPA, Major: Kinesiology
IF – Kim Wilmoth, Baylor, Sr., 3.91 GPA, Major: Accounting
OF – Ryanne Hodgins, New Mexico, So., 4.0 GPA, Major: Journalism/mass communication
OF – Nicole Martin, Northwestern St., Sr., 3.70 GPA, Major: Business administration
OF – Kelly Osburn, Baylor, Jr., 3.53 GPA, Major: Health science, pre-phys. therapy
DP – Jana Jones, McNeese State, So., 3.788 GPA, Major: General studies

SECOND TEAM

P – Loni Rasberry, Northwestern St., Sr., 3.50 GPA, Major: Mathematics
P – Jill Weynand, Texas A&M, So., 3.86 GPA, Major: Accounting
C – Chrissy Dileo, Sam Houston St., Sr., 3.31 GPA, Major: Criminal justice
IF – Lyndsey Gorski, Northwestern St., So., 3.94 GPA, Major: Business administration
IF – Adrian Gregory, Texas A&M, Sr., 3.45 GPA, Major: Recreation, park & tourism
IF – Tessa Lynam, Baylor, Jr., 3.75 GPA, Major: Health science, pre-phys. therapy
IF – Stephanie Nicholson, Oklahoma State, Sr., 3.586 GPA, Major: Athletic training
OF – Jennifer Davis, Texas-San Antonio, Sr., 3.41 GPA, Major: Marketing
OF – Melanie Jarrett, Texas, Sr., 3.92 GPA, Major: Journalism
OF – Jill Robertson, Louisiana-Lafayette, Sr., 3.595 GPA, Major: Mechanical engineering
DP – Christina Gwyn, Texas, So., 3.44 GPA, Major: Sociology