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Saint Mary's named three key players to the WCC All-Academic teams the conference announced.
Saint Mary's named three key players to the WCC All-Academic teams the conference announced.
SB | Three Gaels Named to WCC All-Academic Teams
Release: Tuesday 05/11/2017 
by SMC Athletics

SAN BRUNO, Calif. — Saint Mary's softball is well represented in the West Coast Conference All-Academic team, as three Gaels- Katie Moss, Katlyn Whitt and Bailey Lotz were all honored for their work inside the classroom, the conference announced today.

To be considered, a student-athlete must be of sophomore standing or older, maintain at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average, while also being a significant contributor to her team.

Senior Katie Moss collects her third straight year as an honoree on the WCC All-Academic squad. The fourth year pitcher currently holds a 3.30 cumulative GPA as a Kinesiology: Health Promotion major.

Moss continues to be a strong leader for SMC, with 139.0 innings pitched and an impressive 132 strikeouts for a 2.57 ERA. Moss is second in the conference in strikeouts and innings pitched. She is also fifth in earned run average.

Junior Katlyn Whitt is having a tremendous year on the mound and was also named to the All-Academic team for the first time.

Whitt (3.37 GPA; Justice, Community and Leadership) is second on the team with a 2.71 ERA in 93.0 innings pitched.

A sophomore, Bailey Lotz has been a key contributor for the Gaels with 41 starts as the first baseman. The second year player was named on the Honorable Mention team as she holds a 3.22 GPA in Kinesiology: Health and Human Performance.

The Gaels will play their final series of 2017 tomorrow and Saturday versus conference champions No. 20 BYU. SMC will host its Senior Day in between the doubleheader on Saturday to honor the accomplishments of Moss and Giana Bilotta.

First pitch on Friday is set for 3 p.m. at Cottrell Field. The first game on Saturday, May 13 will take place at 12 p.m. with the season finale set to take place at 2 p.m.

2017 WEST COAST CONFERENCE SOFTBALL ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM

Name                                    School                            Class        GPA            Major

Kelsie Barnard                      Santa Clara                      Soph.          3.64          Chemistry

Lauren Bell                            BYU                                 Sr.               3.43           Exercise Science

Geenamarie Bonilla              Santa Clara                      Sr.               3.71           Communication

Molly Bourne                         Pacific                              Jr.                3.50            Economics

Brooke Christensen               Loyola Marymount          Jr.                3.35           Psychology

Amanda Delfino                     Santa Clara                     Sr.               3.40           Communication

McCall James                        Santa Clara                     Jr.                3.36            Economics

Lindsey Matoi                         Loyola Marymount          Jr.                3.63            Civil Engineering

Shannon McKeon                  San Diego                       Soph.           3.62           Undeclared

Katie Moss                            Saint Mary's                   Sr.              3.30            Kinesiology: Health Promotion

Caitlin Reynolds                     Pacific                             Soph.           3.89           Psychology

Olivia Sandusky                     San Diego                       Sr.               3.80            English

Taylor Spence                        San Diego                       Soph.           3.45           Psychology

Ashley Thompson                  BYU                                 Sr.               3.46            Exercise Science

Andy Wellins                          Loyola Marymount           Sr.               3.45            Communication Studies

Kaitlyn Whitt                        Saint Mary's                    Jr.               3.37             Justice, Community & Leadership

2017 WCC SOFTBALL ALL-ACADEMIC HONORABLE MENTION

Taylor Bojorquez, Santa Clara; Ciara Gonzales, Santa Clara; Caitlin Harman, Loyola Marymount; Kenya Lindstrom, Pacific; Bailey Lotz, Saint Mary's; McKenzie St. Clair, Brigham Young; Sarah Stone, San Diego; Anne Yates, Santa Clara 


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