Softball's Mack on Academic All-District Team
BATON ROUGE – LSU sophomore pitcher Brittany Mack notched ESPN The Magazine All-District 6 Second-Team accolades Thursday as voted upon by the College Sports Information Directors of America [CoSIDA].
“Brittany works extremely hard not only in the bullpen but also in the classroom. This award is a direct reflection of her diligence and attention to detail,” head coach Yvette Girouard said. “She has had a strong sophomore season, and we look for her to finish the season on an excellent note.”
Mack, a 2009 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll recipient and NFCA Scholar Athlete, has followed up her solid freshman season with a stellar sophomore campaign en route to a 9-3 record and a 1.59 ERA. She is a major part of LSU’s pitching staff that headlines the SEC and ranks third nationally in ERA. Her individual 1.59 mark also ranks third in the conference.
Mack has won eight of her last nine decisions, including league wins over South Carolina, Auburn, Mississippi State and Kentucky highlighted by a one-hit gem over the Gamecocks. During Mack’s three losses, LSU’s offense has provided the right-hander with only one run of support which includes a 2-0 decision to No. 2 Michigan and a 2-1 setback at No. 14 Texas. She posted a season-best eight strikeouts versus the Wolverines and Longhorns, respectively.
LSU wraps up the regular season schedule with a weekend series at No. 16 Tennessee. Saturday’s doubleheader is slated for an 11 a.m. start followed by a 1 p.m. single game on Sunday. Games one and three of the series will be televised on ESPN and ESPNU with Cara Capuano and Michele Smith anchoring the coverage.
All three games will be broadcasted live on ESPN 104.5 and The X 104.9 FM in the Baton Rouge area with Patrick Wright and Matt Dunaway set to call all the action. Live stats also will be available in the Geaux Zone on LSUsports.net in addition to in-game updates via http://twitter.com/lsu_softball.
Pos., Name, School, GPA, Major
P, Stacie Townsend, UTEP, 4.00, Business Administration [master’s]
P, Erin Tresselt, Texas, 3.54, Finance / pre-med
C, Chelsea Bramlett, Mississippi State, 3.64, Physical education
INF, Jessie Bailey, Mississippi State, 3.97, Accounting
INF, Katie Duhe, Southeastern Louisiana, 4.00, Accounting
INF, Chelsea Garcia, Oklahoma State, 4.00, Secondary education
INF, Leah Legler, Texas Tech, 3.94, Business
OF, Jessica Bachkora, Arkansas, 3.94, Kinesiology / biomechanics
OF, Nicole Wesley, Baylor, 3.92, Neuroscience
OF, Tiffany Wesley, Baylor, 3.95, Health science studies
DP, Audrey Wood, Nicholls State, 3.66, Nursing
Pos., Name, School, GPA, Major
P, Kelee Grimes, Northwestern State, 3.94, Business administration
P, Brittany Mack, LSU, 3.53, Kinesiology
C, Holley Gentsch, Texas Tech, 3.91, Sociology
INF, Briana Bishop, Stephen F. Austin, 3.53, Kinesiology
INF, Mallory Cantler, North Texas, 3.50, Operations & supply chain mgmt.
INF, Corrine Doornberg Ole Miss, 3.93, Civil engineering
INF, Samantha Roberts Northwestern State, 3.67, Health & exercise sciences
OF, Leah Boatright, Texas State, 3.42, Marketing
OF, Sarah Garcia, Central Arkansas, 3.96, Nutrition
OF, Lindsey Langner, McNeese State, 3.87, Education
DP, Miranda Dixon, Arkansas, 3.50, Health science
DP, Katie Gilmore, New Mexico, 3.56, Elementary education