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Bear Named To Capital One Academic All-District First Team

May 3, 2012

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ATLANTA – Georgia Tech softball left fielder Shannon Bearwas named to the Capital One Academic All-District softball team as selected by the College Sports Information Director of America (CoSIDA) Thursday.

The senior, who earned a First Team nod for the second year in a row, is now eligible to be an Academic All-American later this month.

This year, the Academic All-District teams are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada. This is the first year of the expanded Academic All-America® program as CoSIDA moves from recognizing a University Division (Division I) and a College Division (all non Division I) and doubles the number of scholar-athletes honored. The teams include NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II and NCAA Division III participants, while the College Division team combines NAIA, Canadian and two-year schools.

Bear, who boasts a 3.83 GPA, will graduate in the spring with a degree in Biochemistry. Next year, the Grayson, Ga. native will begin pharmacy school at the University of Georgia.

Bear and the rest of the Yellow Jackets will be back in action in the first round of the ACC Tournament on Thursday, May 10 in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Keep up to date with the Georgia Tech Softball team all season long at www.RamblinWreck.com as well as twitter.com/GaTechSoftball and facebook.com/GTSoftball

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