Brennan named to Capital One Academic All-District Softball Team

Brennan named to Capital One Academic All-District Softball Team

DURHAM, N.C. --- Tusculum College junior outfielder Katie Brennan has been named to the Capital One Academic All-District Softball Team for NCAA Division II, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced Thursday. She earns this honor for a second straight year.

Brennan, a native of Manassas, Va., has a 3.86 cumulative grade-point average as a physical education and health & wellness major. She advances with the other members of the All-District 3 team to the national ballot of the Capital One Academic All-America® team scheduled to be unveiled later this month.

Brennan started in all 50 games in centerfield for the Pioneers where she posted a .290 batting average. She finished the season with 45 hits, including four doubles, three triples and a team-best five home runs. The Osbourn High School graduate accounted for 36 RBI and posted a pair of outfield assists.

Brennan and the Pioneers rebounded from a 6-14 start to the season to win 25 of their final 30 games to post a 31-19 record and win the 2013 South Atlantic Conference Championship for the first time in school history.

Academically, Brennan is a member of the South Atlantic Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll, the Tusculum Athletic Director's Honor Roll, the Dean's List and the Charles Oliver Gray Honors List. She is also a two-time NFCA Scholar Athlete.

She has volunteered with Tusculum's Nettie Day of Service where she assisted with Mustang Alley Ranch, a park for mistreated and abused horses. She has also worked with the City of Manassas Park Community Center and read to children at a local elementary school.

To be nominated for the Capital One Academic All-America program, a student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) at his/her current institution.

District 3 is comprised of colleges and universities representing the South Atlantic Conference, Conference Carolinas and the Peach Belt Conference.

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2013 Capital One NCAA Division II Academic All-District 3 Softball First Team
P - Kaylyn Camacho, Newberry
P - Natalie Klemann, UNC Pembroke
C - Bridget Devlin, Armstrong
INF - Victoria Burkett, USC Aiken
INF - Kaitlyn Cheek, Queens (N.C.)
INF - Tristan Faile, Francis Marion
INF - Kayla Jones, Young Harris
INF - Emma Schultz, Queens (N.C.)
INF - Robyn Stanek, Mars Hill
OF - Brandy Bossle, USC Aiken
OF - Katie Brennan, Tusculum
OF - Shelby Duff, Armstrong
OF - Sydnee Weaver, Young Harris
DP - Kristen Carr, Columbus State