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Five Jackets Named to Softball ACC Academic Honor Roll

Aug. 10, 2006

ATLANTA – Georgia Tech’s Whitney Haller, Kristina Hull, Becky McCraw, Blair Shimandle and Sarah Wood were all selected to the 2006 Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Honor Roll, announced by the league office on Wednesday.

The ACC Academic Honor Roll, now in its 50th year, is comprised of all ACC student-athletes who participated in a varsity-level sport and registered a grade point average of 3.0 or better for the full academic year.

Haller, the ACC Freshman of the Year, broke several ACC single-season records, including home runs (24), RBI (72), total bases (171), slugging percentage (.799) and saves (6). The Marietta, Ga., native also led the Yellow Jackets with a .393 batting average and broke the school record with 63 runs scored.

Hull, a junior from Colorado Springs, Colo., started in 33 of 61 games played in for the Jackets. She slugged a career-high three home runs and drove in 22 runs for Tech.

McCraw, a sophomore from Knoxville, Tenn., spent of the season as a defensive specialist at third base. She started two games for the Rambling Wreck and appeared in 46, tallying two doubles and stealing two bases in two attempts.

Shimandle, a freshman from LaGrange, Ga., started in 66 of 69 games played in for the Jackets. She hit .305, with 10 doubles, four triples, four home runs and drove in 32 runs. She ranked second on the squad with 17 stolen bases in 19 attempts.

Wood, a junior from Marietta, Ga., became Tech’s top starting pitcher during the season, throwing a team-high three shutouts and winning a team-high 20 games in the circle. She finished the season with a 2.87 earned run average and fanned 98 batters in 166.0 innings pitched.

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