June 4, 2008

SIMANCAS NAMED TO SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE 2008 CAPITAL ONE ALL-ACADEMIC SOFTBALL TEAM

Andrea Simancas, a three-year starter for the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi softball team was named to the Southland Conference Capital One All-Academic First Team after posting a 3.848 grade point average.

Simancas, a history major from Pasadena, Texas, hit a career-high .265 and was second on the team with seven stolen bases in 50 games this season. The junior also saw action in the circle, pitching 22.2 innings where she struck out two and walked a pair of batters. She finished 0-3 with a 6.679 earned run average.

She started 45 games in the outfield and had 11 multi-hit games, which was third highest on the team. Simancas went 3-for-4 against UTSA, tying a career-high for hits in a game.

2008 Capital One Academic ALL-Southland Conference First Team

Student-Athlete – School – Cl. – Hometown – GPA – Major

Cary Bruno * – Northwestern State – Jr. – Pearland, Texas – 3.57 – Business Administration

Brooke Lockhart ^! – Southeastern La. – Sr. – Christchurch, N.Z. – 4.0 – Mathematics

Kari Hugie $ – Stephen F. Austin – Jr. – Greenville, Miss. – 3.95 – Biology

Cara Hulme – UT Arlington – So. – Van, Texas – 3.62 – Kinesiology

Amanda Jameson – Northwestern State – So. – Burleson, Texas – 3.67 – Exercise Science

Laura Jones $ – UT Arlington – So. – Rouge River, Oregon – 3.70 – Architecture

Rachel King – McNeese State – Jr. – Willis, Texas – 3.50 – Mathematics

Kendra Spivey – Sam Houston State – Jr. – Colleyville, Texas – 3.86 – Biology

Andrea Simancas – A&M-Corpus Christi – Jr. – Pasadena, Texas – 3.848 – History

Jetta Weinheimer – Texas State – Jr. – Stonewall, Texas – 3.70 – Recreational Administration

Jenny Clay – McNeese State – Sr. – Arnaudville, La. – 3.08 – Health Performance

2008 Capital One Academic ALL-Southland Conference Second Team

Student-Athlete – School – Cl. – Hometown – GPA – Major

Brittany Card – Northwestern State – Jr. – Fort Worth, Texas – 3.59 – Biology

Leah Boatright – Texas State – So. – Baytown, Texas – 3.53 – Marketing

Rachel Ray $ – Southeastern La. – Sr. – Payson, Ariz. – 3.30 – Nursing

Briana Bishop – Stephen F. Austin – So. – College Station, Texas – 3.41 – Psychology

Kelsey Cammarata – Texas State – Sr. – Katy, Texas – 3.94 – Psychology

Jill Kloesel – Texas State – Sr. – Weimar, Texas – 4.0 – Athletic Training

Janae Owens – Central Arkansas – Sr. – Yukon, Okla. – 3.55 – Health Education

Amanda Swofford – UT Arlington – Sr. – Buda, Texas – 3.34 – Interdisciplinary Studies

Kristina Tello – Texas State – So. – Houston, Texas – 3.44 – Management

Audrey Wood – Nicholls State – So. – Lawton, Okla. – 4.0 – Nursing

Katie Jones $ – UT Arlington – Sr. – Cedar Hill, Texas – 3.09 – Criminal Justice

* - Southland Conference Student-Athlete of the Year

^ - CoSIDA ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District

! - Three-time SLC All-Academic Team Selection

$ - Two-time SLC All-Academic Team Selection