MACOMB, Ill. - Western Illinois softball's Sammy Marshall was placed on the 2013 Capital One Academic All-District Second Team for District 5 by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Thursday (May 2). District 5 includes student-athletes from Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Michigan.
This is the first Academic All-District selection for Marshall, who is pursuing a degree in Exercise Science and owns a cumulative grade point average of 3.53.
The sophomore has compiled a very successful 2013 regular season. According to the most recent release of statistics on Monday (April 29), she leads the nation in stolen bases per game (0.94), is fourth in batting average (.479) and triples per game (0.16), ranks 12th in triples (5) and is 14th in on-base percentage (.546).
The Naperville, Ill. native paced the Leathernecks in several statistical categories including batting average (.465), slugging percentage (.653), on-base percentage (.534), runs (33), hits (47), triples (5), total bases (66), stolen bases (31) and steal attempts (33). She also took sole possession of the Western Illinois career record for stolen bases after stealing two bags against No. 11 Missouri on Wednesday (May 1) to bring her total up to 76. The previous career mark held by Stef Ryan (1991-94) was 74.
The Capital One Academic All-District Teams recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances in the classroom and on the field. To be nominated for the award, student-athletes must have a minimum grade point average of 3.30 and be a starter or key reserve.