PLANTE AND CHILDERS NAMED TO CAPITAL ONE ACADMEIC ALL-DISTRICT ® SOFTBALL TEAM
Orangeburg, NY (5/4/12) The College Sports Information Directors of America released its Division II Academic All-District Team for softball today and juniors Julie Plante* and Delaney Childers were selected to the first team. Plante maintains a 3.79 GPA in History, while Childers also sports a 3.79 cumulative GPA in biology.
Plante, a shortstop from Swansea, MA, made her second appearance on the All-Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) First Team. She is third on the team in batting average, while leading the team in doubles, triples and runs scored. She is tied for team lead in hits and tied for second on team in RBIs. Plante was named CACC Payer of the Week and ECAC Hitter of the Week once this season. She has been a team captain for the past two years and recently recorded her 200th career hit this season.
Childers, a pitcher/designated player from Johnstown, OH, was named the CACC Pitcher of the Year and also earned her second first team honors. She led the CACC in the regular season with a league-low 0.94 earned run average. She held her opponents to a league-low .205 batting average against and posted 161 strikeouts, which ranked second among conference leaders. Childers finished the regular season with a 19-7 record on the mound with a total of 24 complete games and 10 shutouts. She was recognized as the CACC Pitcher of the Week three times this season and also garnered a CACC Player of the Week honor.