Softball and Baseball Combines For Five Academic All-District Honors
SOFTBALL | BASEBALL
St. Louis, Mo., May 4, 2012 – The Washington University in St. Louis softball and baseball team combined to have five student-athletes earn 2012 Capital One First-Team Academic All-District honors, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Junior outfielder Ashley Janssen, sophomore outfielder Maggie Mullen, sophomore designated player Kelsey Neal and junior catcher Sondra Polonsky of the softball team earned the honor, while senior Brandon Rogalski of the baseball team picked up the accolade.
Janssen has started 33 games this season in the outfield and ranks first on the team and eighth in the UAA in batting average (.394). A first-team all-UAA and Academic all-UAA honoree, Janssen has a 3.85 grade point average while majoring in neuroscience.
Mullen is batting .374 with a team-best six home runs and 28 RBIs in her sophomore year. A first-team all-UAA honoree for the second-straight season, she also leads the team with eight multiple RBI games. An Academic all-UAA honoree, Mullen has a 3.80 grade point average and is majoring in religious studies.
Neal is hitting .340 at the plate this season with five doubles, four home runs and 24 RBIs. She also has a 9-5 overall record with a 2.86 earned run average in 15 starts on the mound. An Academic all-UAA selection, Neal has a 3.86 grade point average while majoring in economics.
Polonsky has started all 38 games for the Bears this season and is hitting .336 with 10 doubles and 22 RBIs. A two-time Academic all-UAA selection, Polonsky has a 3.88 grade point average and is majoring in mechanical engineering.
Rogalski was named the 2012 UAA Player of the Year after leading the conference in hits (74), RBIs (40) and total bases (101). He tied his own single-season school records for hits and at bats (169), and became the Bears' all-time career hits leader on April 24. An Academic all-UAA selection, Rogalski has a 3.48 grade point average while majoring in political science.
In order to be selected to an academic all-district team, a student-athlete must demonstrate success on the playing field and in the classroom, with academic and athletic achievements taken into consideration. The student-athlete must possess a minimum 3.30 cumulative grade point average and be at least a sophomore in academic standing.
All five student-athletes will be eligible to be selected to the Capital One Academic All-America Team. Softball will be announced on Tuesday, May 22, while the Baseball Academic All-America Team will be honored on Wednesday, May 30.