May 4, 2012

Six GLIAC Student-Athletes Land on the 2012 Academic All-District Softball Team

BAY CITY, Mich. - The 2012 Capital One Academic All-District Softball Teams, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), have been released to recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom.  Capital One became the entitlement rights holder to CoSIDA's Academic All-America teams program in 2011. 

The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) had six student-athletes earn Academic All-District status, led by 2012 GLIAC "Pitcher of the Year" senior Emlyn Knerem (Brunswick, Ohio) of Ashland University and 2012 GLIAC "Co-Player of the Year" sophomore Nikki Fulton (Stratford, Ont./St. Michael Catholic S.S.) of Wayne State University.

Knerem and Fulton are joined on the All-District team by Wayne State senior infielder Alison Allen (Redford, Mich./Farmington Hills Mercy), Ashland junior infielder Franki Gironda (Akron, Ohio/Hoban), Ferris State University junior infielder Chelsea Morris (Jenison, Mich.), and Wayne State sophomore outfielder Logan White (Brantford, Ont./Johnson C.V.I.).

First-team Academic All-District honorees advance to the Capital One Academic All-America Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected later this month.

The complete list of the 2012 Division II Capital One Academic All-District Softball Team (GLIAC/GLVC) is listed below:

NCAA DIVISION II (Great Lakes Intercollegiate, Great Lakes Valley)

FIRST TEAM

Pos.

Name

School

Yr.

Hometown

 

GPA Major

P

Jennifer DeMotte

INDIANAPOLIS

Jr.

 Indianapolis, Ind.

3.82

Entrepreneurship

P

Emlyn Knerem

ASHLAND

Sr.

Brunswick, Ohio

3.83

Sport management

C

Kaylea Smith

MISSOURI - S&T

Jr.

Blue Springs, Mo.

3.72

Architectural engineering

IF

Alison Allen

WAYNE STATE

Sr.

Redford, Mich.

3.65

Linguistics

IF

Nikki Fulton

WAYNE STATE

So.

Stratford, Ontario

3.55

Kinesiology

IF

Franki Gironda

ASHLAND

Jr.

Akron, Ohio

3.48

Athletic training

IF

Chelsea Morris

FERRIS STATE

Sr.

Jenison, Mich.

3.86

Nursing

OF

Katherine Belsito

SOUTHERN INDIANA

Jr.

Greenwood, Ind.

4.00

Occupational therapy

OF

Amanda Burger

ROCKHURST

Sr.

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

3.99

Spanish / sports science

OF

Jayme Hefler

LEWIS

Jr.

Glen Ellyn, Ill.

3.62

Athletic training

OF

Logan White

WAYNE STATE

So.

Brantford, Ontario

3.81

Media arts & studies

DP

Kristen O'Haver

SOUTHERN INDIANA

Sr.

Odon, Ind.

3.80

Elementary education

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