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Alexander Earns Academic All-America Honors

Jane Alexander was named Co-Ivy League Player of the Year as a senior (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. –
Senior shortstop Jane Alexander of the Harvard softball team has been named to the Capital One 2012 Academic All-America Division I softball team, the organization announced Thursday. Alexander is the only player from the Ivy League to earn the accolade, and one of just three players from a Northeast school.

The Palo Alto, Calif., native earned a spot on the Academic All-America third team after receiving Academic All-District first team honors earlier this year. She boasts a 3.49 grade-point average as a psychology concentrator at Harvard.

Alexander, the Ivy League Co-Player of the Year, saved her breakout year for her senior season. The top hitter on the league’s top offensive team, she led the Ivy League with 60 hits on the year and also tied for the top mark in total bases (90), while placing second in runs scored (32), tied for first in doubles (13) and first in triples (4). She started every game this season at shortstop and led the Crimson to a berth in the NCAA regional final for the first time in school history.

For more details on the Capital One Academic All-America team, visit the CoSIDA website here.

 

FIRST TEAM

Pos.     Name                           School                  Yr.      Hometown                 GPA       Major

P             Hillary Bach                          Arizona State              Gr.         Tulsa, Okla.                       3.71          MBA

P             Ashley Brignac (1)               Louisiana                    Gr.         River Ridge, La.               4.00          Exercise science

C             Jenna Marston                     Missouri                       Jr.          St. Louis, Mo.                    3.98          Industrial engineering

IF             Katelyn Boyd (3)                  Arizona State              Sr.         Phoenix, Ariz.                   3.72          Family & human development

IF             Raven Chavanne (1)          Tennessee                  Jr.          Thousand Oaks, Calif.    3.89          Political science

IF             Jennifer Colquhoun            Lehigh                         Sr.         Oak Park, Calif.                3.77          Biochemistry

IF             Alicia Herron                        Ohio State                   Sr.         Cypress, Calif.                 3.75          Speech & hearing science

OF           Kayla Braud (1)                    Alabama                     Jr.          Eugene, Ore.                    3.92          Public relations

OF           Mallory Duran-Sellers (2)  Southern Illinois         Sr.         Windsor, Colo.                 4.00          English education

OF           Leah Taylor                          Tennessee Martin     Jr.          Brownsville, Tenn.           3.96          Marketing

DP          Bailey Wigness                    Arizona State              So.        Casa Grande, Ariz.          4.00          Political science/communication

 

SECOND TEAM

Pos.     Name                           School                  Yr.      Hometown                 GPA       Major

P             Ellen Renfroe                       Tennessee                  So.        Jackson, Tenn.                 3.75          Psychology 

P             Chelsea Thomas                 Missouri                       Jr.          Pleasantville, Iowa          3.48          Biology

C             Kelsey Horton                      Florida                         Jr.          Valrico, Fla.                       3.70          Nutritional sciences

IF             Jackey Branham                 Alabama                     Jr.          Troy, Mo.                           4.00          Secondary education (science)

IF             Chelsea Garcia (1)              Oklahoma State         Sr.         Moore, Okla.                     3.97          Secondary education (math)

IF             Cassie Reilly-Boccia           Alabama                     Sr.         Yorktown Heights, N.Y.   3.75          Human performance exercise sci.

IF             Stacie Toney                        Brigham Young          Sr.         Farmington, Utah            3.77          Elementary education

OF           Ashley Fleming                    Missouri                       Sr.         Silex, Mo.                          3.78          Journalism

OF           Annie Lockwood                  Arizona State              Sr.         Phoenix, Ariz.                   3.76          Special education / sociology

OF           Michelle Moultrie                 Florida                         Sr.         Jacksonville, Fla.             3.35          Business administration

DP          Jill Jelnick                             East Carolina             So.        Aliso Viejo, Calif.             4.00          English education

 

THIRD TEAM

Pos.     Name                           School                  Yr.      Hometown                 GPA       Major

P             Jen Mineau (3)                     Fordham                     Sr.         Schaghticoke, N.Y.          3.70          Visual Arts

P             Stephanie Ricketts              Hawai‘i                        Sr.         San Jose, Calif.               3.35          Psychology

C             Holley Gentsch (2)              Texas Tech                 Sr.         Hewitt, Texas                    3.96          Sociology

C             Vicky Rumph                        Youngstown State     Jr.          Mount Forest, Ontario     3.85          Chemistry

IF             Jane Alexander                   Harvard                       Sr.         Palo Alto, Calif.                3.49          Psychology

IF             Lexy Bennett                        Texas                           Sr.         Kingwood, Texas             3.35          Physical culture & sports

IF             Kaelene Curry (2)                UMKC                          Sr.         Downers Grove, Ill.          3.93          Psychology

IF             Coryn Schmit                       Illinois Chicago          Jr.          Hawthorn Woods, Ill.       4.00          Kinesiology / movement sciences

OF           Allie Cashion                        Appalachian State     Jr.          Waxhaw, N.C.                  3.74          Actuarial science

OF           Alex Helfrich                         Akron                           Sr.         Grafton, Ohio                    3.96          Education

OF           Maggie Hull                          Kansas                        Jr.          Lawrence, Kan.                3.74          Journalism / Spanish

DP          Colleen Schneider              Wright State                Jr.          Centerville, Ohio              3.93          Mechanical engineering