May 26, 2010
TOWSON, Md.-- Senior rightfielder Angela Findlay (Lockport, Ill./East HS) of the University of Michigan softball team was named to the 2010ESPN The MagazineAcademic All-America softball second team, announced Wednesday (May 26) by the College Sports Information Directors Association of America (CoSIDA). Findlay is the 10th different Wolverine softball player to earn Academic All-America honors in program history and first since 2008.
A psychology major, Findlay has established a lengthy list of academic accolades over her four seasons at Michigan. She earned selection to the Academic-All Big Ten team in each of the last three seasons. The Wolverine senior also garnered three CoSIDA Academic All-District accolades and was a four-time winner of the U-M Athletic Academic Achievement award.
A four-time All-Big Ten first team selection and 2007 NFCA All-American, Findlay has been a consistent presence in U-M's lineup since her rookie campaign, hitting .337 or better in each of her collegiate seasons. As a senior, the Wolverine captain is batting .346 with 68 runs scored -- a Michigan single-season record -- 13 homers and 51 runs-batted in. She has tallied at least one hit in 39 of the Wolverines' 55 games and boasts 15 multi-hit performances on the season.
Academic All-Americans are selected after a voting process at the district level. Those who are named to all-district first teams advance to the All-America ballot. To be nominated, a student-athlete must have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing, be a starter or important reserve with legitimate athletic credentials and have at least a 3.30 cumulative GPA.
CoSIDA has selected Academic All-America teams since 1952. Currently, there are 12 teams named: football, women's volleyball, men's soccer, women's soccer, men's basketball, women's basketball, baseball, softball, men's track & field/cross country, women's track & field/cross country, men's at-large and women's at-large. A first team, second team and third team are selected in both the University (Division I and I-AA) and College (Division II, III and NAIA) divisions.
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