Harris Tabbed to Academic All-District Softball Squad
May 2, 2014
FRESNO, Calif. - Sophomore softball pitcher Hannah Harris was rewarded for her excellence in the classroom and on the field with Capital One Academic All-District honors this week.
The Santa Barbara, Calif., native was one 12 players selected for the District 8 squad and one of three pitchers.
Harris sports a 3.44 cumulative GPA and is a media communications and advertising major. The MW Pitcher of the Week three weeks ago, she is 8-8 in the circle with a 2.65 ERA, and has started 17 of her 23 appearances.
Among this week's conference stats, she ranked top 10 in ERA (fourth), shutouts (fifth), opponent batting (seventh), fewest hits allowed (eighth) and starts (10th). On NCAA charts, she was also sighted in the shutouts category (134th, 3).
Two other conference student-athletes also received honors - San José State outfielder Michelle Cox and designated player Erin Rodriguez.
To be eligible, players must be at least a sophomore academically and be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative GPA. Nominated student-athletes were then voted on by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America in their respective districts.
All district honorees are now in consideration for 2014 Capital One® Academic All-America honors that will be announced on May 30.
All-time in Fresno history, 34 players have been honored since 1985.
In action on the diamond this weekend, the MW-leading Bulldogs (28-18, 12-6) caps their home slate with another key series vs. Colorado State (30-13, 11-7).
With two, three-game series left on the season, Fresno State leads the MW with a 12-6 conference record by one game over CSU who stands in a three-way tie for second place with SDSU (34-15, 11-7) and Boise State (26-19, 11-7).
Friday's series opener is set for 6 p.m., while Saturday's 2 p.m. contest is Margie Wright Diamond Dedication Day. The Hall of Fame former head coach's first pitch is set for 1:57 p.m., and special commemorative towels will be available for fans that arrive early.
Sunday is Senior Day, and the `Dogs five-member senior class will honored just prior to the noon start.
*Fans should also note that Saturday's and Sunday's game are earlier than originally scheduled.
2014 District 8 Winners - NCAA Division I
ALL-TIME BULLDOG SOFTBALL ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT HONOREES