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Malina Named to Pac-10 All-Academic Team
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: May 31, 2007
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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. ?- Sophomore outfielder Jill Malina was named to the Pac-10’s All-Academic Team, the conference office announced Wednesday.


The Scottsdale, Ariz., native and pre-physical education major has started in eight games and appeared in 36 others, primarily as a pinch runner.


The top-seeded Arizona (44-12-1) softball team will take on Baylor to open Women’s College World Series play on Thursday at 8 p.m. (CDT) on ESPN.



First Team                                       Yr.        GPA        Major

Suzie Barnes           Oregon                SR        3.43          Educational Studies

Kaitlin Cochran        Arizona State      SO       3.49          Secondary Education

Jacki Hansen           Washington         SR        3.72          Political Science

Himmita Hixson       Arizona State      SR        3.64          Speech & Hearing Sciences

Natalie Johnson       Oregon State*      SR        3.71          Psychology

Heidi Knabe             Arizona State**    SR        3.59          Kinesiology

Kristi Leiter              Oregon**             SR        3.58          Accounting

Jessica Mapes        Arizona State      SO       4.00          Family & Human Development

Becky McCullough   Stanford              JR        3.59          Earth Systems

Michelle Smith         Arizona State*     SR        3.60          Kinesiology

  • - two-time first team honoree ** - three-time first team honoree

Second Team                                  Yr.          GPA     Major

Tricia Aggabao         Stanford              JR        3.26          Human Biology

Rhiannon Baca        Arizona State      JR        3.34          Elementary Education

Krista Colburn          UCLA                  JR        3.18          Sociology

Joanna Gail             Oregon                JR        3.26          Journalism

Sherina Galvan        Oregon State       SR        3.31          Human Development & Family Science

Jill Malina              Arizona              SO       3.43          Pre-Physical Education

Caitlin Noble            Washington         JR        3.41          History

Missy Penna           Stanford              SO       3.42          Undeclared

Jackie Rinehart        Stanford              SR        3.24          Psychology

Jackie Vasquez       Arizona State      JR        3.29          Special Education


Honorable Mention: Lauren Frankiewicz, So., CAL; Marnie Koziol, So., WASH; Dominique Lastrapes, Sr., WASH; Mia Longfellow, Sr., OSU; Paige Lowe, So., OSU; Ta'Tyana McElroy, Sr., OSU; Cambria Miranda, Jr., OSU; Melissa Rice, So., ORE; Michelle Smith, Jr., STAN; Ann Marie Topps, Sr., ORE; Ashlyn Watson, So., WASH.