Written By Lauren Vandenbroek
Akron, OH –May 25, 2012--The Akron Racers are pleased to announce that four of their 2012 draftees have been awarded Academic All-American Honors.
Ohio State University infielder, Alicia Herron and Arizona State pitcher, Hillary Bach have been named the Capital One Academic All-American 1st team selection.
Fordham University pitcher Jen Mineau and University of Texas infielder, Lexy Bennett have both been named Capital One Academic All-American 3rd Team Selection in 2012.
"Recieving an honor like this says that while I've had success as an athlete its nice to get recognition as a student as well," said Mineau. "Between the two, the academic awards are really the more important ones to me."
On The Field
Herron has racked up the offensive numbers with 47 runs and 51 hits this college season. She has 48 RBIs, 14 home runs and 14 stolen bases this season.
Bach had a great pitching season with an ERA of 1.62 allowing only 33 runs and 93 hits.
Mineau finished her college ball season with 414 strikeouts, a 1.62 ERA, and only allowed 80 runs with 185 hits. Bennett ended her season with 49 runs and 68 hits, 55 RBIs, 11 stolen bases and 12 home runs.
The Akron Racers open the 2012 season on Thursday, June 7, with a regular season opener against newly formed Carolina Diamonds. Season tickets for the 2012 season are on sale now and can be purchased by calling 330-376-8188.
For more information about the Akron Racers visit www.akronracers.org or call 330-376-8188.
About the Akron Racers: The Akron Racers, headquartered in Akron, OH, are the oldest existing team in the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) league. The Racers competed in the Women's Pro Softball League (WPSL) for two seasons in 1999 and 2000 and in the NPF since 2004. Historic Firestone Stadium is home to the Racers and numerous amateur events at all levels of play. The Racers kick-off their 11th season of play in 2012. www.akronracers.org
About National Pro Fastpitch: National Pro Fastpitch is headquartered in Nashville, TN. The league, created to give elite female fastpitch players the opportunity to pursue a professional career in their chosen sport, has operated since 1997 under the names of Women’s Pro Fastpitch (WPF) and Women’s Pro Softball League (WPSL). NPF is the Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball in the category of women’s fastpitch softball since 2002. www.profastpitch.com