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Kiihnl named A-Sun Co-Female Scholar Athlete of the Year

Thursday, June 07, 2012

MACON, Ga. – Whitney Kiihnl’s career continues to garner Atlantic Sun acclaim.

Nearly a month after winning the conference’s first-ever softball Scholar Athlete of the Year award, Kiihnl was named the A-Sun’s Co-Female Student-Athlete of the Year, along with Florida Gulf Coast women’s basketball player Courtney Chihil.

Now a Lipscomb alum with a degree in biology, she completed her career with a 3.63 GPA. A three-time All-Academic Team honoree, Kiihnl was also a member of the Capital One/CoSIDA District III All-Academic team.

On the field the second-team all-conference selection went 22-12 with a 1.79 ERA and 211 strikeouts for the Lady Bison this season. The three-time All-Conference selection became the third pitcher in A-Sun history to record 1,000 career strike outs, reaching that milestone on March 11 against MTSU.

Kiihnl became just the eighth player in Atlantic Sun history to earn All-Conference honors all four years of her career, and the first Lady Bison softball player to do so.

The Batesville, Miss., native has been accepted into the physician’s assistant program at Harding University and will continue her academic career in the fall.