CLEVELAND -- The Mid-American Conference announced its 2012 Softbal Academic All-MAC team Thursday, as voted by faculty athletic representatives at MAC institutions. A total of 19 student-athletes were named to the team. The number of honorees on the MAC All-Academic Team are the number that is set for the specific sport or 33% of the number of nominees, whichever is greater.
Ball State & Western Michigan led the team with three selections on this year's squad, while Bowling Green, Central Michigan and Toledo each had three. Akron, Buffalo, Eastern Michigan, Kent State, Miami, Northern Illinois and Ohio rounded out the team with one selection each.
The Academic All-MAC honor is for a student-athlete who has excelled in athletics and academics. To qualify, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA and have participated in at least 50 percent of the contests for that particular sport. First-year students and junior college transfers in their first year of residence are not eligible for the award.
2012 Softball Academic All-MAC Team
Alex Helfrich, Akron
Audrey Bickel, Ball State
Kim Mazzapica, Ball State
Alison Mercado, Ball State
Hannah Fulk, Bowling Green
Melissa West, Bowling Green
Holly Johnson, Buffalo
Molly Coldren, Central Michigan
Kara Dornbos, Central Michigan
Katy Blaharski, Eastern Michigan
Lauren Mokler, Kent State
Jessica Simpson, Miami
Nicole Gremillion, Northern Illinois
Jillian Van Wagnen, Ohio
Brooke Gates, Toledo
Lindsey Tobias, Toledo
Tara Buchanan, Western Michigan
Courtney Rousseau, Western Michigan
Jennifer Tschetter, Western Michigan