Claire Voris Earns Second-Team Academic All-America Honors
St. Louis, Mo., May 26, 2011 – Washington University’s Claire Voris capped her senior year by being named to the 2011 Capital One Second-Team Academic All-America Softball Team, as announced Thursday by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Already tabbed as an Academic All-University Athletic Association (UAA) and Capital One Academic All-District selection, Voris is just the fourth softball student-athlete to earn Academic All-America honors in program history – Liz Swary (2003, 2004, 2005), Laura D’Andrea (2006) and Laurel Sagartz (2007). She is also the first Washington University Academic All-America selection this season for the Bears, and the 93rd in school history.
“It has been a tremendous honor having the privilege of working with Claire the past four seasons,” said sixth-year head coach Leticia Pineda-Boutté. “She has excelled on the field and in the classroom and is very deserving of this award.”
Voris was 16-5 with a 2.05 earned run average on the mound as a senior, and led the conference with 199 strikeouts. At the plate, she hit a career-best .400 with five home runs and 34 RBIs. Voris earned first-team all-UAA and National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) all-Midwest Region honors in 2011. She is a three-time all-Midwest Region and four-time all-UAA honoree, and earned NFCA second-team All-America honors in 2009.
Voris finished her career with a 71-26 record on the mound and a .343 batting average. She ranks in the top two in six of seven pitching categories and in the top-10 in four hitting categories. She is first in complete games (72), games pitched (118) and innings pitched (651.1), second in wins (71), shutouts (24) and strikeouts (818), and fourth in earned run average (1.75). Voris’ 818 strikeouts are 21st all-time in Division III history.
At the plate, Voris is sixth all-time in triples (six), eighth in stolen bases (23), ninth in home runs (12), RBIs (80) and total bases (202).
A three-time Academic All-UAA selection, Voris has a 3.78 grade point average and graduated in May with a degree in anthropology. To be eligible for nomination to the Capital One Academic All-America Team, nominees must own a cumulative grade point average of 3.3 or better.
Washington University completed the 2011 season with a 32-12-1 overall record, and qualified for the NCAA Tournament for the 10th-straight year. The Bears also placed second in the University Athletic Association (UAA) with a 6-2 mark.