MARGO HURDT NAMED TO SOUTHLAND ALL-ACADEMIC SECOND TEAM

Margo Hurdt was named to the Southland Softball All-Academic Second Team on Tuesday afternoon after a vote by the leagues' sports information directors, coaches and academic advisors. Hurdt recently completed her degree and graduated in May after the most successful career as a hitter in Islander history.

Hurdt qualified for the team by having a 3.16 GPA following the fall semester and completed her collegiate career with an overall 3.33 GPA and a bachelor's degree in marketing this past May.

In addition to her hard work in the classroom, her hard work on the field of play allowed her to become the all-time Islander leader in home runs with 27 and RBI with 119 in her career. Not just limited to the batter's box, Hurdt also put her effort into the circle for the Islanders, winning 14 games and notching the sixth-most victories in school history.

It marks the third straight year an Islander has been named to the Southland All-Academic teams as Larissa Martin was a member last season and Andrea Simancas received the honor after both the 2008 and 2009 seasons.

Hurdt will put her degree to work this upcoming year when she becomes a part of the Islander Athletic Department in a working capacity. She, along with former women's basketball player Elisa Beagle and women's basketball/volleyball player Diandra Torres will work as marketing and development assistants. The former Islanders will help with promotions, game events and helping to get the Islander brand out to the general public.

2010 Southland Softball All-Academic Teams

First Team

Name

University

Class

Hometown

GPA

Major/Minor

Katie Duhe*^2 4

Southeastern La.

Jr.

Lutcher, La.

4.00

Accounting

Sarah Garcia2 4

Central Arkansas

Sr.

Sylmar, Calif.

3.96

Nutrition/Family and Consumer Sciences

Lindsey Langner2 4

McNeese State

Jr.

Pearland

3.87

Health and Human Performance

Audrey Wood3 5

Nicholls

Sr.

Lawton, Okla.

3.66

Nursing

Kelee Grimes4

Northwestern State

So.

Pineville, La.

3.94

Business Administration

Samantha Roberts4

Northwestern State

So.

Ruston, La.

3.67

Health and Exercise Sciences

Briana Bishop3 4 5

Stephen F. Austin

Sr.

College Station

3.53

Kinesiology/Psychology

Samantha Chumchal2 5

UT Arlington

Sr.

Richwood

3.28

Pre-K Education

Leah Boatright3 4 5

Texas State

Sr.

Baytown

3.40

Marketing

Rebecca Collom

UT Arlington

Jr.

New Boston

3.55

Kinesiology

Cara Hulme3

UT Arlington

Sr.

Van

3.68

Kinesiology

Meghan Gomez

Southeastern La.

So.

Alvin

3.53

Biology

Second Team

Name

University

Class

Hometown

GPA

Major/Minor

Courtney Zink

UT Arlington

So.

Highlands

4.00

Kinesiology

Dani Price

McNeese State

So.

Humble

3.70

Health and Human Performance

Heather Mosser

McNeese State

Sr.

Mont Belvieu

3.44

General Studies

Jenna Emery2

Texas State

Jr.

Sugar Land

3.15

Respiratory Care

Margo Hurdt

A&M-Corpus Christi

Sr.

Boerne

3.16

Marketing

Katie Shumaker

McNeese State

Jr.

Beaumont

3.70

Health and Human Performance

Heather Fortenberry2

UT Arlington

Sr.

Mesquite

3.23

Criminal Justice

Randi Stuard

Northwestern State

Sr.

George West

3.41

Athletic Training

Amy Brown

Sam Houston State

Sr.

Cypress

3.20

Mass Communication

McKenzie Baack2

Texas State

Sr.

Round Rock

3.14

Marketing

Kelsey Kaiser

UT Arlington

So.

Pasadena

3.79

Architecture

Morgan Luksa

UTSA

So.

League City

3.58

Kinesiology

*Student-Athlete of the Year

^ESPN Academic All-American

2Two-time academic selection

3Three-time academic selection

4CoSIDA All-Academic District VI

5First-team all-conference