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Seward Softball Player on the Mark in Classroom

Seward County sophomore Stephanie Mark added yet another prestigious
award to already jam packed trophy case on Monday as the Lady Saints 1st
baseman for the past two seasons was named a Capital One Second Team
Academic All-American.  To take the award to the next level, Mark was
the only junior college student-athlete in the country to be given the
award and was one of just three sophomores to be named to the first or
second team. 


Mark was a 1st Team All-Region VI and 1st Team All-Jayhawk West
selection on the diamond for the Lady Saints this season.  She led
Seward County in batting average (.432), doubles (19), home runs (17),
and RBI's (70) among other categories.  While what mark did in 2013 was
impressive, it might be what she didn't do that was the most impressive.
In 215 at bats this season for Seward, Mark struck out just 5 times,
including an amazing stretch of  114 straight at bats without a
strikeout at the end of the Lady Saints regular season. 


She leaves Seward County as the all-time leader in hits (174), doubles
(45), and RBI's (122), shattering all of those marks throughout her
sophomore campaign, and finished second all-time in career batting
average (.447) and home runs (27). 


An Ogden, Utah native, Mark went into the Spring 2013 semester with a
3.83 GPA and is an Engineering major. 


The Capital One Academic All-American College Division Softball Team is
comprised of student-athletes from across the country who compete for
non-NCAA schools.  To be eligible for Academic All-American
consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key
reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have
reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current
institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.


To view the rest of the 2013 College Division Capital One Academic
All-American selections, see the list below. 






 Academic All-America  of the Year:  Emma Napier, Campbellsville



Pos.  Name                             School                   Yr.
Hometown               G.P.A.  Major

P       Sam Cole                       Davenport               Sr.
Belleville, Mich.         3.93      Business/Sport Management

P       Megan Nonnemacher(3)   Saint Xavier            Jr.  Bloomington,
Ill.       3.87      Elementary Education

C       Jade Bourgeois              Spring Hill               So.
Geismar, La.             4.00      Mathematics

INF    Danielle Bayer                Missouri Baptist      Sr.
Florissant, Mo.         3.90      Sports Management

INF    Emma Napier (2)             Campbellsville         Sr.
Scottsville, Ky.         3.92      Business

INF    Kate Mollohan (1)            Saint Xavier            Sr.  Tinley
Park, Ill.          3.78      Mathematics

INF    Caitlin O'Hagan               St. Gregory's          Jr.
Choctaw, Okla.         4.00      Biomedical Sciences

OF     Sarah Frerichs                Saint Ambrose        Sr.  Fisher,
Ill.                 3.89      Biology

OF     Brooke Sampson (2)       Doane                    Sr.
Bakersfield, Cal.       3.83      Elem. & Special Education

OF     Kara Usherwood             Robert Morris (Ill.)    Sr.  Atlanta,
Ill.                3.95      Graphic Design

DP    Allison Blackwood (2)     Cumberland            Sr.  Leoma, Tenn.
3.59      Early Child Growth & Education


Pos.  Name                             School                   Yr.
Hometown               G.P.A.  Major

P       Karisa Hendrix                Williams Baptist      Sr.
Cherokee Village, Ark. 3.70      History

P       Aubrey Utley                   Central Methodist    Jr.
Trenton, Mo.             4.00      Biology

C       Brittany Lewis                 Bethany (Kan.)        Sr.
Glendale, Ariz.          3.67      Elementary Education K-6

INF    Sarah Beckman              William Carey          Jr.  Meridian,
Miss          3.92      Biology / Pre-Med

INF    Stephanie Mark               Seward County CC  So. Ogden, Utah
3.83      Engineering

INF    Molly Mills                      College Of Idaho     Sr.
Burley, Idaho            3.72      Health Science

INF    Megan Tieken (3)            Nebraska Wesleyan Sr.  Omaha, Neb.
3.88      Accounting

OF     Tonya Berta                    Siena Heights          Sr.  Ida,
Mich.                 3.70      Language Arts

OF     Brittany Dunson              Mobile                    Sr.
Pensacola, Fla.         3.47      Exercise Science

OF     Bethany Holaway            Olivet Nazarene       Sr.  Wheaton,
Ill.             3.76      Psychology

DP    Emily Krienke                 Oklahoma City        So. Calgary,
Alberta        3.92      Biomedical Sciences


Pos.  Name  School                Yr.                          Hometown
G.P.A.  Major

P       Natalie Newell                 Bethel (In)               So.
Goshen, Ind              3.85      Elementary Education

P       Emma Remy                   Morningside            Jr.
Urbandale, Iowa        4.00      Political Science, Business Admin.

C       Nicole Green                   Saint Ambrose        So. Dewitt,
Iowa              4.00      Psychology

INF    Maddie Byrd                   USC Beaufort          So. Ramstein,
Germany   3.69      Human Services

INF    Allie Foley                      Marian (Ind.)            Jr.
Fishers, Ind.             3.59      Business Marketing

INF    Amanda Martinsen          Ottawa                    Sr.
Morrisville, Mo.         3.73      Human Services

INF    Alex Miller                      Cal State San Marcos Jr.  San
Diego, Cal.        3.41      Human Development

OF     Hannah Cook-Kelley        William Carey          So. Phoenix,
Ariz.           3.72      Biology

OF     Katrina Loy                     Rogers State           Sr.
Claremore, Okla.       3.95      Business Administration

OF     Jamie Rateliff                 Oklahoma City        So. Mustang,
Okla.         3.67      Biochemistry

DP    Courtney Dennis             Central Methodist    Sr.  Sierra
Vista, Ariz.      3.74        Communication


(1)       Capital One Academic All-America(r) first team selection in

(2)       Capital One Academic All-America(r) second team selection in

(3)       Capital One Academic All-America(r) third team selection in




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