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Softball's Elmore earns Capital One Academic honor
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Softball's Elmore earns Capital One Academic honor


NASHVILLE, Tenn, - Brittany Elmore has been named to the Capital One Academic All-District® Softball Team. The award is released by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) to recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom.

Elmore, a junior center fielder from Mount Juliet, Tennessee, was named to the 12-player NCAA Division I District III First Team. District III includes North Carolina, Virginia and Tennessee.

Elmore has posted  a 3.87 grade point average with a major in Interdisciplinary Teaching. She has also been named this season to the Atlantic Sun All-Conference All-Academic Team and is a Second Team member of the A-Sun All-Conference Team.

She leads the conference with 42 stolen bases and entered the A-Sun Tournament with a .365 batting average.

This is the second year in a row the softball team has placed a player on the District III First Team. Kelsey Cartwright was honored last season.

Previous honorees have been Kellie Sirus, Lauren Dortwegt and Whitney Kiihnl. Sirus is a two-time National All-America All-Academic.

To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at her current institution and be nominated by her sports information director.

First-team Academic All-District ® honorees advance to the Capital One Academic All-America® Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected later this month and in early June.