Four Cavaliers Named to All-ACC Academic Softball Team
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Four members of the Virginia softball team were honored Thursday for their work in the classroom by the Atlantic Coast Conference. Freshman Stephanie Harris, sophomores Alex Skinkis and Taylor Williams and senior Alison Pittman were each named to the All-ACC Academic Softball Team, as announced by the league office.
To be eligible for All-ACC Academic Team consideration, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during her academic career.
Harris, a nursing major, was selected to the All-ACC second team in 2011. She led Virginia with a .329 average and 30 RBI. The Knoxville, Tenn., native also contributed nine doubles, three triples and two home runs in all 55 starts of her freshman campaign.
Pittman was honored for the third time of her career on the All-ACC Academic Team. A psychology major, Pittman was a four-year starter behind the plate for the Cavaliers. In 2011, she hit .276 and was second on the squad with 32 runs scored. The Newburg, Pa., native also registered 19 stolen bases in 55 starts.
Skinkis, who has not yet declared a major, stared all 55 games at shortstop. She hit .252 as a sophomore with five doubles and 17 RBI.
Williams is a media studies major and joined Pittman as the two Cavalier starters who finished with a perfect fielding percentage. Williams, who hails from Woodbridge, Va., made all 55 starts in left field and hit .260 with 14 RBI and 18 stolen bases.
It was the second career honor for both Skinkis and Williams.
Virginia finished the 2011 campaign with a record of 24-31 (5-14 ACC) and advanced to the semifinals of the ACC Championship.