NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Six Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) softball players garnered CACC All-Academic honors on Wednesday. The All-Academic Team was announced by the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference.
Senior Erin Maher (3.90, law and society) is a three-time recipient of the award. Juniors Katelyn Stys (3.93, law and society) and Emily Williams (3.81, graphic design communications) received the distinction for the second time. It is the first All-Academic recognition for sophomore Samantha Hurtado (3.53, pre-medical studies), senior Courtney Wensel (3.57, health sciences) and sophomore LilyAnn Yoakum (3.62, health sciences).
To be eligible for the CACC All-Academic team, each student-athlete must meet the following criteria:
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 at the end of immediate preceding term (may include summer for fall sport participants)
- Minimum of two semesters enrolled as full-time student at member institution
- Student-athlete must be second year student-athlete at member institution
- Student-athlete must have been athletically eligible the season preceding the award and used a season of eligibility.
Maher batted .375 (45-for-120) with seven doubles, four triples, five RBI and 25 runs in the Rams' lead-off spot. She ranked first on the squad in batting average, hits and triples, tied for first in runs and tied for second in doubles. The senior had 12 multi-hit games.
Stys totaled 17 hits, two doubles, six RBI and one run. She posted multiple hits in a game three times. The junior posted a .981 fielding percentage with just six errors in 311 chances.
Williams compiled a .327 average (16-for-49), four doubles, three homers, 14 RBI and five runs in 27 games. She was third on the team in home runs. The junior totaled three multi-hit games and was an All-CACC second team selection. Williams was named to the CACC Honor Roll one time.
Hurtado registered 10 hits and nine runs on the season. She posted a hit in eight games with two multi-hit contests. Wensel amassed 13 hits, one double, five RBI and three runs. Yoakum tallied eight hits, one double, three RBI and four runs. She posted a .974 fielding percentage and had two multi-hit games.