AUGUSTA, Ga. – Augusta State senior shortstop Kacee Camp was selected as a first-team Academic All-American on Thursday, according to an announcement from CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America.).
With her selection, Camp became the first student-athlete in the history of Augusta State University to earn the prestigious honor.
To be eligible for Capital One Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.
Since the program's inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 14,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.
Capital One's involvement in the Academic All-America program began in January, 2011. To learn more about the AAA program, visit http://www.cosida.com/. ESPN the Magazine was sponsor of the Academic All-America® program through September of 2010 when ESPN took over the sponsorship; that sponsorship became the Capital One Academic All-America® program in January of 2011. In prior years, both Kodak and GTE served as title sponsors of the prestigious program
A native of nearby Harlem, Ga., and Biology major with a 3.88 GPA, Camp batted .390 and scored 35 runs for Augusta State in 2012. She tallied 13 doubles, three triples, four home runs and 27 RBI and helped lead the Jaguars to the NCAA Southeast Regional for the fourth consecutive season.
Camp was named the ASU Athletics' Department Female Student-Athlete of the Year earlier this month and she also garnered All-Southeast Region honors for the fourth consecutive season. She was selected to the Peach Belt Conference's all-conference first team and she was also named to the PBC's All-Academic squad and sported the highest GPA of any player on the team.
She registered 20 extra-base hits and a .451 on-base percentage this season as the Jags' top offensive threat. Camp batted 6-for-12 with a double and three runs scored to help ASU reach the NCAA Southeast Regional championship game in Dahlonega, Ga., on May 6. She ranked in the top 15 of the PBC in nine offensive categories: batting average, slugging percentage, on-base percentage, doubles, triples, RBI, runs, stolen bases, and hits.
CAPITAL ONE 2012 Academic All-America ® Softball Team
Academic All-American of the Year: Kendra Huettl, Minnesota State, Mankato
P Jennifer DeMotte Indianapolis Jr. Indianapolis, Ind. 3.82 Entrepreneurship
P Kendra Huettl (3) Minnesota State Mankato Sr. Mankato, Minn. 3.99 Nursing
C Alyson Johnson California (Pa.) Sr. Waynesburg, Pa. 3.82 Biology
IF Alison Allen Wayne State Sr. Redford, Mich. 3.65 Linguistics
IF KACEE CAMP AUGUSTA STATE SR. HARLEM, GA. 3.88 Biology
IF Kacie Edwards Central Oklahoma Jr. Yukon, OK 3.64 Biology
IF Emily Kennemer East Central Sr. Mesquite, Texas 3.97 Education / Kinesiology
OF Brittany Bucko Southern Connecticut Jr. Wallington, N.J. 3.50 Exercise Science
OF Morgan Johnson Valdosta State Jr. Macon, Ga. 3.77 Nursing
OF Karlyn Scott Florida Southern Sr. Crawfordville, Fla. 4.00 Biology
DP Kristen O'Haver Southern Indiana Sr. Odon, Ind. 3.80 Elementary Education
P Jessie Stavola Dowling Sr. Montauk, N.Y. 3.86 Physical Education
P Katie Warrington (3) Wilmington (Del.) Jr. Townsend, Del. 4.00 Sports Management
C Tiffany Weise Texas Woman's Sr. Village Mills, Texas 3.62 Computer Science
IF Samantha Eimers Mercyhurst Sr. Ripley, N.Y. 3.74 Elementary Education
IF Stephanie Janes Fort Lewis Sr. Phoenix, Ariz. 3.82 Business Admin. / Finance
IF Bailey Vrazel Texas Woman's So. Danbury, Texas 4.00 Kinesiology
IF Kim Wachholder Winona State Sr. Salem, Wis. 3.93 Bio-Chemistry
OF Molly Clark Metroplitan State Gr. Lakewood, Colo. 3.84 Accounting
OF Shelby Duff Armstrong Atlantic State Jr. Springfield, Ga. 3.63 Radiologic Sciences
OF Jayme Hefler Lewis University Jr. Glen Ellyn, Ill. 3.62 Athletic Training
OF Angela Jay Chadron State College Sr. Victoria, B.C. 3.89 Physical Education & Health
DP Elyssa Boris Massachusetts Lowell Sr. Gardner, Mass. 3.41 Exercise Physiology
P Delaney Childers Dominican (N.Y.) Jr. Johnstown, Ohio 3.79 Biology
P Emlyn Knerem Ashland Sr. Brunswick, Ohio 3.83 Sport Management
C Kathy Crudo Winona State Sr. Stacy, Minn. 3.81 Physical Education
IF Nikki Fulton Wayne State So. Stratford, Ontario 3.55 Kinesiology
IF Sarah Lustgraaf Colorado School of Mines Sr. Missoula, Mont. 3.77 Chemical Engineering
IF Julie Plante Dominican (N.Y.) Jr. Swansea, Mass. 3.79 History
IF Kristin Whitley Southern Connecticut Jr. North Andover, Mass. 3.86 Nursing
IF Natalie Wideman California (Pa.) So. Mississauga, Ontario 3.96 Athletic Training
OF Jamie Moon Cal State Monterey Bay Sr. Torrance, Calif. 3.57 Kinesiology
OF Logan White Wayne State So. Brantford, Ontario 3.81 Media Arts & Studies
DP Theresa McMahon Augustana (S.D.) Jr. Hartford, S.D. 3.46 Elementary Education
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