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May 16, 2006

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – University of Virginia softball player Jackie Greer (Portage, Mich./Portage Northern) has been selected to the 2006 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III Softball Second Team. Greer is one of 12 players named to the District III second team, while 11 players were named to the first team. The Academic All-District teams are selected by College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Greer, a three-year starter in the outfield for the Cavaliers, garners Academic All-District III honors for the first time in her career. Greer will graduate on May 21 from UVa’s McIntyre School of Commerce with a double major in finance and management. She ranks among the top graduating students in the School of Commerce with a 3.769 GPA.

Greer, an excellent defensive outfielder, finished the 2006 season with 27 starts while playing in 48 of Virginia’s 55 games. She registered all 27 starts in right field and hit .176 (6-34) with a pair of RBI. Greer also appeared in 21 games as a pinch runner and scored a total of 10 runs. She also stole a career-best 11 bases in 14 attempts and posted a .955 fielding percentage (one error in 22 total chances).

Virginia concluded its 2006 season with a 29-26 overall record and tied for sixth in the ACC regular season standings with a 7-13 mark.

To be nominated for ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America honors, a student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.20 cumulative grade-point average (on a 4.0 scale) for his/her career. No athlete is eligible until he/she has reached sophomore athletic and academic standing in his/her career. District III consists of schools from the states of Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. First-team selections from all eight districts are eligible for national ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America teams.

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