Four Hokies Honored for Academic Work
2006 All-ACC Academic Softball Team Announced
June 29, 2006

GREENSBORO, N.C. - The ACC's Player and Pitcher of the Year and Freshman of the Year are among those honored on the inaugural All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Softball Team, as announced Thursday by Commissioner John D. Swofford. All eight league schools that sponsor softball are represented on the team.

To be eligible for consideration, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during her academic career.

All-American Angela Tincher, the ACC Pitcher of the Year and Player of the Year as well as an ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American, headlines the team, and was one of four Virginia Tech selections. Also honored were freshman Erin Ota, sophomore Caroline Stolle and junior Callie Rhodes.

Virginia led the league with six selections to the squad, with second team All-ACC pick Jessica Taylor leading the way for the Cavaliers. Georgia Tech was second in the league with five student-athletes earning spots on the All-ACC Academic Team, including 2006 Freshman of the Year Whitney Haller.

Boston College, NC State and Virginia Tech each had four selections. Florida State, which features first-team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American Natasha Jacob, Maryland and North Carolina each placed three student-athletes on the squad.

The inaugural All-ACC Academic Softball Team features one All-American, two Academic All-Americans, five All-Region picks and eight All-ACC selections.

Name                      School   Year  Major

Amanda Booth              BC       Sr.   Marketing

Jenna Macchi              BC       Jr.   General Management

Angela Pandolfo           BC       So.   Communications

Britney Thompson          BC       Jr.   English

Natasha Jacob             FS       Sr.   Exercise Science

Melissa May               FS       Fr.   Psychology

Michelle Snyder           FS       Fr.   Undeclared

Whitney Haller            GT       Fr.   Industrial Engineering

Kristina Hull             GT       Jr.   Science, Technology & Culture

Aileen Morales            GT       So.   Management

Blair Shimandle           GT       Fr.   International Affairs

Sarah Wood                GT       Jr.   International Affairs

Jenny Belak               MD       So.   Letters & Sciences

Meredith Nelles           MD       Fr.   Education

Lindsey Ubrun             MD       Fr.   Education

Breanna Brown             NC       Fr.   Undeclared

Anna Evans                NC       Jr.   Exercise and Sports Science

Joslin Higgins            NC       Jr.   Journalism

Megan Dalthorp            ST       So.Psychology

Shaina Ervin              ST Jr.   Parks, Recreation & Tourism

Heather Gelbard           ST Jr.   Psychology

Jennifer Patterson        ST Jr.   Parks, Recreation & Tourism

Elea Crockett             VA       Jr.   Psychology

Jackie Greer              VA       Sr.   Commerce

Erin Horn                 VA       Sr.   Psychology

Lindsey Preuss            VA       So.   Undeclared

Brooke Sorber             VA       Jr.   Health & Physical Education

Jessica Taylor            VA       Sr.   Foreign Affairs

Erin Ota                  VT       Fr.   University Studies

Callie Rhodes             VT       Jr.   Communications

Caroline Stolle           VT       So.   Psychology

Angela Tincher            VT       So.   Finance