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Missouri Softball Makes Academic History

Posted: May 23, 2013 1:36 PM by Tom Casselman
Updated: May 23, 2013 4:43 PM

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COLUMBIA - For the first time in school history, the Missouri Tigers softball program has two First Team Academic All-Americans. Seniors Chelsea Thomas and Jenna Marston have been named to the Academic All-American squad by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). This adds to the accolades achieved by both student-athletes, as Thomas was named the 2013 SEC Pitcher of the Year earlier this season, and Jenna Marston was named the SEC's Scholar Athlete of the Year. This is Thomas' first time on the All-Academic First Team; she was named the Second Team All-Academic Team last season. Jenna Marston adds yet another record tothe Missouri history books; she is the first player in Missouri Softball history to be named to two All-Academic First Teams. Thomas is a graduate student in positive coaching with a 4.00 GPA, and Marston is an industrial engineering major with a 3.99 GPA. Thomas and Marston are the seventh and eighth Academic All-Americans during head coach Ehren Earleywine's tenure in Columbia. The total of eight over the last seven seasons surpasses the seven honors in the previous history of Mizzou softball.
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