April 20, 2006

Five Softball Bears Named To All-Academic Team

April 20, 2006

By Julie Dumler
Media Relations Intern

GREELEY, Colo. - The University of Northern Colorado softball team had five players named to the 2006 Division I Independent All-Academic team on Thursday.

Mackenzie Barrett, Shea Carpenter, Kelsey Dumler, Ashley Geist, and Casey Hogue were selected from Northern Colorado, tying North Dakota State with the most honorees from each school. The cumulative GPA from the 23-member all-academic team was 3.60.

Barrett, a sophomore from Lakewood, Colo., had a 3.54 in math education. The outfielder's batting average was .315 and led the team with 24 RBIs so far this season. She has played and scored in all 36 games this season.

Carpenter, a junior from Clarinda, Iowa, was the only member of the team with a 4.0. Carpenter was a NJCAA All-American at Kirkwood Community College in Iowa before coming to Northern Colorado. She has made 11 starts and struck out 45 batters this season.

Dumler, a junior from Greeley, had a 3.78 in Physical Education. This was the second consecutive year Dumler was selected for the all-Academic team. The infielder's is hitting .287 with a .357 slugging percentage.

Geist, a sophomore from Fort Morgan, Colo., had a 3.52 in Chemistry. The catcher's batting average is .240 and slugging percentage is .302.

Hogue, a junior from Loveland, Colo., had a 3.68 in Physical Education. This was also a repeat selection to the all-academic team for Hogue. The outfielder has also played and scored in all 36 games so far this season. Hogue is hitting .217 and has recorded 32 total bases.

The Division I Independent Softball All-Academic Team was selected by sports information directors at member institutions. Nominations were accepted for student-athletes who have maintained at least a 3.2 cumulative grade-point average, are at least a sophomore in athletic standing and are a starter or key reserve.