Adkins and Creamer named CoSIDA Academic All-District 5

Adkins and Creamer named CoSIDA Academic All-District 5

SAINT LEO, Fla. – Saint Leo senior Stephanie Adkins and junior Brittany Creamer were named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District™ 5 Softball First Team. 

The Academic All-District Softball Teams recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances, athletically and in the classroom. Adkins was one of six seniors to receive first team honors as Creamer was one of four juniors to the team. The duo were two of six from the Sunshine State Conference and their provisional members on the 14 player team.

A native of Orlando, Fla., Adkins is 21-7 on the year in the circle in 33 appearances. Adkins has 18 complete games in her 171.1 innings of work with 163 strikeouts, for an average of 6.66 strikeouts per seven innings. The Health Care Management major carries a 3.76-grade point average (GPA) and leads the SSC in ERA with a 1.47.

A native of Clearwater, Fla., Creamer has started all 50 games at shortstop for the Lions and holds a .303 batting average. The Management major carries a 3.97 GPA in the classroom and has scored 17 runs on the year while driving in 24. Creamer, a two-time CoSIDA First Team Academic All-District 5 selection, has a .379 slugging percentage and a .376 on-base percentage while owning a .956 fielding percentage. The righty has hit nine doubles and one triple during her junior campaign.

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

To qualify for the CoSIDA Academic All-District, the nominee must be a starter or important reserve with legitimate athletic credentials and at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) in BOTH undergrad and graduate work. She must have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at your institution (true freshmen, red-shirt freshmen, and ineligible athletic transfers are not eligible) and must have completed at least one full calendar year at your institution. Nominated athletes must have participated in at least 50 percent of the team's games in the position listed on the nomination form. Members may nominate student-athletes from their institution only.

Saint Leo awaits the 2017 NCAA Division II Softball Selection Show on May 8 at 10 a.m. to determine their postseason schedule.

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NCAA DIVISION II (Gulf South, Southern Intercollegiate, Sunshine State)

FIRST TEAM
Pos. Name - School, Yr., Hometown, GPA, Major
P Stephanie Adkins – SAINT LEO, Sr., Orlando, Fla., 3.76, Health Care Management
P Tyler Harrison – ALABAMA-HUNTSVILLE, Sr., Mobile, Ala., 3.58, Kinesiology
C Kali Clement – SPRING HILL, So., Thibodaux, La., 3.68, Pre-veterinarian
C Taylor Wascavage – ALABAMA-HUNTSVILLE, So., Hartselle, Ala., 3.71 Biological Sciences
IF Brittany Creamer – SAINT LEO, Jr., Clearwater, Fla., 3.97, Management
IF Hailee Keisling – ROLLINS, Sr., Safety Harbor, Fla., 3.50, Business Management
IF Rhiannon Sassman – WEST FLORIDA, So., Orlando, Fla., 3.98, Biomedical Sciences
IF Meghan Toney – WEST FLORIDA, Jr., Huntsville, Ala., 3.35 Nursing
OF Emily Bennet – UNION, Jr., Dyersburg, Tenn., 3.92 Sport Management
OF Amy Carden – NORTH ALABAMA, Sr., Madison, Ala., 4.00, Secondary Education/English
OF Kayla Knight – PALM BEACH ATLANTIC, Sr., Wauchula, Fla., 3.65, Exercise Science
OF Brandy Morgan – VALDOSTA STATE, Jr., Jasper, Fla., 3.81, Communication Sciences & Disorders
OF Leanne Wright – LYNN, Sr., Orange Park, Fla., 3.98, Biology
DP Kassidy Simons – EMBRY-RIDDLE, So., Simi Valley, Calif., 3.85 Aeronautical Science