Hines, Vrazel named Academic All-Americans

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TWU juniors Katie Hines and Bailey Vrazel have been named to the 2013 Capital One Academic All-America First Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

They are the sixth and seventh softball players to earn the Academic All-America honors and second and third to be selected to the first team.

Hines is a nutrition major and has a 3.40 cumulative grade-point average.  She leads the Pioneers on offense with a .398 batting average, 25 home runs and 85 RBI. Hines set new TWU single-season records in home runs and RBI this year and was named to the 2013 NFCA All-America Second Team.  She also earned All-South Central Region First Team, LSC Player of the Year, first-team All-Lone Star Conference honors and earned a spot on the Lone Star Conference All-Tournament Team.

Vrazel, a kinesiology major with a perfect 4.00 GPA, was a second team Academic All-American last season.  She is batting .381 this season and leads both TWU and the Lone Star Conference in hits (85) and stolen bases (50). Vrazel also leads the Pioneers in runs with 62 and triples with six. She was named the 2013 LSC Academic Player of the Year, First Team All-Lone Star Conference and NFCA All-South Central Region Second Team.

To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director. Academic All-Americans are chosen from a pool of the Capitol One Academic All-District first-team selections in the eight districts across the country.

Since the program's inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 14,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.


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