Seven Ducks Land on Pac-10 All-Academic Lists

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - The Pacific-10 Conference recently recognized seven University of Oregon softball players on its annual Pac-10 All-Academic Teams in an announcement by Commissioner Tom Hansen.

Senior Amie Morris was tabbed to the Pac-10 First Team and is wrapping up a graduate degree in teaching and learning.

Seniors Joanna Gail and Kayleen Hudson were Second-Team picks and major in journalism and family and human services, respectively.

Four others were tabbed as honorable mentions – senior Lovena Chaput, junior Melissa Rice and sophomores Hannah Barril and Blair Williamson.

Gail was also a second-team pick in 2007 to extend a streak of academic success under head coach Kathy Arendsen. The Ducks have celebrated at least two combined first- and second-team selections each of her six years as head coach in 2003 (5), '04 (2), '05 (2), '06 (3) and '07 (3).

To be eligible for the award, players must be returning players that are at least a sophomore academically, maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA, and be a starter or significant contributor.

Pac-10 All-Academic First Team Yr. GPA Major
K'Lee Arredondo, Arizona Jr. 3.54 Psychology
Rhiannon Baca, Arizona State Sr. 3.57 Elementary Education
Kaitlin Cochran, Arizona State Jr. 3.47 Pre-Secondary Ed. - Math
Kelly Dyer, Oregon State So. 3.58 Human Dev. & Family Sci.
Ashley Herrera, UCLA Sr. 3.49 Political Science & History
Jessica Mapes, Arizona State Jr. 4.09 Family & Human Dev.
*Amie Morris, Oregon Sr. 3.53 Teaching & Learning
Caitlin Noble, Washington Sr. 3.46 History
Missy Penna, Stanford Jr. 3.40 Civil Engineering
Jackie Vasquez , Arizona State Sr. 3.65 Special Education

Pac-10 All-Academic Second Team Yr. GPA Major
Tricia Aggabao, Stanford Sr. 3.34 Human Biology
Anna Beardman, Stanford Sr. 3.30 Human Biology
Caylyn Carlson, Arizona State So. 3.41 Speech & Hearing Sci.
*Joanna Gail, Oregon Sr. 3.41 Journalism
*Kayleen Hudson, Oregon Sr. 3.35 Family & Human Services
Shannon Koplitz, Stanford So. 3.42 Undeclared
Katelyn Miller, Oregon State So. 3.57 Business
Cambria Miranda, Oregon State Sr. 3.37 Exercise & Sports Sci.
Kellie Roberts, Oregon State Jr. 3.32 Nutrition
Dani Stuart, Washington Jr. 3.54 Biology

Honorable Mention: Hannah Barrill, So., ORE; Tarah Black, So., OSU; Lovena Chaput, Sr., ORE; Dani Chisholm, So., OSU; Krista Colburn, Sr., UCLA; Katie Crabb, So., ASU; Marissa Drewrey, So., CAL; Cyndi Duran, Sr., ARIZ; Megan Eilliott, So., ASU; Amanda Fleischman, So., WASH; Alana Ford, So., OSU; Savannah Hensley, Sr., CAL; Marnie Koziol, Jr., WASH; Megan Langenfeld, So., UCLA; Paige Lowe, Jr., OSU; Alyson McWherter, So., WASH; Carlyn Re, So., ORE; Melissa Rice, Jr., ORE; Michelle Smith, Sr., STAN; Ashlyn Watson, Jr., WASH; Blair Williamson, So., ORE.

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