Four Softball Players Named to All-ACC Academic Team
June 24, 2013
Chestnut Hill, Mass - Four Boston College softball players were named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Team, the league announced on Monday morning. Sophomore Chelsea Dimon, freshman Megan Cooley and juniors Nicole Koszowski and Tory Speer donned the list, along with 32 other student-athletes.
To be eligible for consideration for the All-ACC Academic Team, 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.
Speer, a three-time honoree, led the Eagles with a .331 batting average, a .743 slugging percentage 11 doubles and 38 RBIs. The communication major set a BC single-season record with her 15th home run against Georgia Tech on May 5. Cooley, who is majoring in management and political science, tallied the most hits on the team with 55 and recorded a team-high 31 stolen bases. Dimon led BC with 24 starts in the circle, amassing a 10-16 record with 11 complete games. The accounting major also batted .250 with five homers and 15 RBIs. Koszowski appeared in 45 games, starting 40 as the designated player. The communication major has a home run and 10 RBIs.
All eight of the league's softball programs are represented on the All-ACC Academic Team, led by Virginia Tech with six student-athletes. Georgia Tech and Virginia placed five on the squad, followed by BC and Florida State with four, Maryland and North Carolina with three, and NC State with two players recognized.
Florida State junior Kelly Hensley was named the 2013 Atlantic Coast Conference Softball Scholar-Athlete of the Year. The ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards were established in September 2007 to be awarded annually to the top junior or senior student-athlete in their respective sports. Candidates for the awards must have maintained a 3.0 grade point average for their career as well as a 3.0 for each of the last two semesters.
Virginia's Taylor Williams and Virginia Tech's Courtney Liddle were selected for the All-ACC Academic Team for the fourth time. Speer, Florida State's Jessica Nori, Georgia Tech's Alysha Rudnik, Virginia's Alexandra Skinkis, and Virginia Tech's Bkaye Smith, Dani Anderson, and Betty Rose earned their third honor. A total of 20 student-athletes on the 2013 academic team have garnered multiple career accolades.