June 29, 2010
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Georgia Tech redshirt senior second baseman Jen Yee was named the Atlantic Coast Conference’s Scholar Athlete of the Year, announced today by ACC Commissioner John D. Swofford. Yee was one of five Yellow Jackets named to the All-ACC Academic Softball Team. Yee is a Materials and Science Engineering major.
This marks the second straight year a Tech softball player has been the Scholar Athlete of the Year as Whitney Haller took home those honors last season. Junior Christy Jones as well as sophomores Kate Kuzma, Jessica Sinclair and Kelsi Weseman were also on the All-ACC Academic Team.
To be eligible for Scholar-Athlete of the Year, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade-point-average in each of the last two semesters and have maintained a 3.00 GPA throughout her career. Student-athletes must have earned a 3.00 GPA during the spring semester and own the same cumulative mark to be eligible for selection to the All-ACC Academic team.
Yee’s 2010 awards also include NFCA/Louisville Slugger 1st-Team All-American, ACC Player of the Year, 1st-Team NFCA All-Southeast Region and 1st-Team All-ACC. She was one of the final three for the USA Softball Player of the Year Award and was also a finalist for the prestigious Honda Award.
Yee reached base safely at least once in all 62 games this season and leads the nation in batting average (.568), slugging percentage (1.270), on-base percentage (.732), runs scored (93) and walks (88). She is also tied for first nationally with 29 home runs. Yee struck out just six times all season and was 21-for-22 in stolen base attempts, good for fourth in the ACC. Her 84 hits and 63 RBI led the league while her 15 doubles ranked third. She was a two-time Louisville Slugger/NFCA National Player of the Week and five-time ACC Player of the Week.
The North Delta, British Columbia native had 24 multi-hit and 17 multi-RBI games in the regular season and began the year hitting safely in 19 straight games. Yee was intentionally walked 31 times this year which is an NCAA single-season record.
Yee broke several school records this season. She surpassed Tara Knudsen’s career walks (119) record as well as Amy Hosier’s single-season walks mark (52). In addition, Yee took down current assistant coach Aileen Morales’ single-season runs record (73). Yee did it, however, in 24 less games than Morales. Yee also topped Morales’ career runs scored record (216), Knudsen’s career doubles record (45) and Whitney Haller’s single-season home runs (24) and total bases mark (171). Her batting average, slugging percentage and on-base percentage would all be NCAA records as well.
2010 All-ACC Academic Softball Team
Name Yr. Pos. School Major
Irene Delagrammaticas @ Jr. SS Boston College Nursing
Blair Destito Sr. 1B/2B Boston College Secondary Education
Alison Kooistra Jr. OF/2B Boston College Economics
Renee Ramos % Sr. 2B Boston College Administrative Studies
Danielle Weir ! Sr. 3B Boston College Communications
Robin Ahrberg ! Jr. DP/C Florida State Sport Management
Terese Gober @^ Sr. P Florida State Sport Management
Tory Haddad Sr. 1B Florida State Exercise Science
Jen Lapicki Jr. C Florida State Sport Management
Carly Wynn #% Sr. OF Florida State Psychology
Christy Jones @^ Jr. OF/2B Georgia Tech Mechanical Engineering
Kate Kuzma ^ So. C/OF Georgia Tech Management
Jessica Sinclair So. OF Georgia Tech Public Policy
Kelsi Weseman !% Jr. SS Georgia Tech Industrial Engineering
Jen Yee $@*% Sr. 2B Georgia Tech Materials & Science Engineering
Kerry Hickey ! Jr. P/UTL Maryland Criminal Justice
Christina Lau ! Sr. OF Maryland Kinesiology
Christine Knauer % Sr. SS North Carolina Biology
Brittany McKinney ! Jr. C North Carolina Communication Studies
Stephanie Murad Sr. 1B/OF North Carolina Journalism & Mass Communication
Anna Roberts ! Sr. OF North Carolina Business Administration
Brittany Robinson Sr. 3B North Carolina Communication Studies/Exercise & Sport Science
Kelli Wheeler So. OF North Carolina Exercise & Sport Science
Allison Presnell # Sr. 1B NC State Biomedical Engineering
Alison Pittman ! Jr. C Virginia Psychology
Alex Skinkis Fr. 2B Virginia Undeclared
Abby Snyder Sr. 3B Virginia Kinesiology
Taylor Williams Fr. OF Virginia Undeclared
Courtney Liddle Fr. C Virginia Tech Communications
Richelle McGarva ^ Jr. OF Virginia Tech Sociology
Ashton Ward Jr. P/UTL Virginia Tech Communications
! denotes two-time selection
@ denotes three-time selection
# denotes four-time selection
$ denotes 2010 ACC Softball Scholar-Athlete of the Year
* denotes 2010 ACC Player of the Year
% denotes 2010 All-ACC first team
^ denotes 2010 All-ACC second team