14 Bowl Game Ticket Information
MEMBER SIGN IN
Don't have an account? Click Here
Pac-12 Networks Switch Now Ad
Martinez, Champion Named to Pac-10 All-Academic Team
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 06/06/2005
Send Mail Print RSS
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Related Links

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. ?- Arizona senior Jennifer Martinez and junior Autumn Champion were named to the Pacific-10 All-Academic Team, along with 18 other Pac-10 softball players, on Monday.

 

Martinez, a physical education major, earned first team honors for her 3.61 grade-point average.  A Tucson native, Martinez came up big for the Wildcats with some memorable pinch-hit home runs during the 2005 season.

 

On April 9 against Oregon, Martinez hit her first career homer, a pinch-hit grand slam to seal the victory for UA.  More recently, Martinez clutched up in Super Regional play against Oklahoma.  Down one run in the sixth inning to the Sooners, Martinez clubbed a three-run homer to put the Wildcats into the Women’s College World Series.

 

Champion drew second team honors for her 3.25 GPA and stellar play for the Wildcats.  Coming off a 2004 season, in which, she led the nation in hitting and had season-ending knee surgery, Champion started all 57 games for Arizona in 2005.  The Tustin, Calif., native will be one of four Wildcat juniors returning for the 2006 campaign.

 

In addition to being honored by the Pac-10, Champion was named to the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District VIII team, putting herself on the ballot for Academic All-America honors. 

 

Arizona senior Candace Abrams was a Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention.

 

Below is the complete list of the honored student-athletes:

 

First Team

Name

School

Yr.

GPA

Major

Kelly Anderson

CAL

Sr.

3.36

Legal Studies

Dani Baird

ORE

Jr.

3.57

Communications

Bridgette Caron

ASU

Jr.

3.67

Dance

Andrea Duran

UCLA

Jr.

3.43

Sociology

Katherine Hoffman

STAN

Sr.

3.87

Mechanical Engineering

Heidi Knabe

ASU

So.

3.77

Kinesiology

Kristi Leiter

ORE

So.

3.75

Undeclared

Jennifer Martinez

ARIZ

Sr.

3.61

Physical Education

Jennifer McCard

ASU

Jr.

3.73

Elementary Education

Meghan Sickler

STAN

Sr.

3.40

Economics

  

Second Team

Name

School

Yr.

GPA

Major

Lisa Allen

OSU

Jr.

3.28

Exercise & Sport Science

Ashley Boek

WASH

Sr.

3.16

Psychology

Autumn Champion

ARIZ

Jr.

3.25

Pre-Education

Jacki Hansen

WASH

So.

3.63

Education

Shoney Hixson

STAN

So.

3.59

International Relations

Natalie Johnson

OSU

So.

3.64

Human Development & Family Science

Lindsey Kontra

ORE

Sr.

3.37

Journalism

T'Tyana McElroy

OSU

So.

3.36

Business Administration

Jessica Pamanian

CAL

Sr.

3.32

Psychology

Jackie Rinehart

STAN

So.

3.33

Undeclared

 

Arizona Softball
PLACEHOLDER
Cancer Awareness Campaign
Where is the world is Brian Jeffries?
Weekly Fan Poll
Dex
Live Stats