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Georgia Tech's Haller and Hosier Earn Easton All-America Honors

June 7, 2006

ATLANTA – Georgia Tech softball standouts Whitney Haller and Amy Hosier were named to the Easton-Bell All-America team, announced by Easton-Bell Sports on Wednesday afternoon. Easton covers 62 teams across the country, and four of them made the Women’s College World Series (Alabama, Oregon State, Texas, UCLA).

Haller, a freshman first baseman/pitcher from Marietta, Ga., broke several Atlantic Coast Conference single-season records, including home runs (24), RBI (72), total bases (171), slugging percentage (.799) and saves (6) en route to earning Easton All-America second team honors. She led Tech with a .393 batting average and was named ACC Freshman of the Year.

Hosier, a senior outfielder from Lakewood, Colo., earns Easton All-America honors in her second straight season, earning third team honors. She led the ACC with a school record .513 on base percentage and ranked third in the conference with a .370 batting average. Hosier hit a career-high 10 home runs and drove in a career-best 48 runs for the Jackets, while setting a new single-season school record with 52 walks.

2006 Easton All-America Teams
First Team
Caitlin Benyi, UCLA
Christina Clark, Fresno State
Andrea Duran, UCLA
Erin Floros, San Diego State
Ianeta Le’i, BYU
Kellie Middleton, Georgia
Cambria Miranda, Oregon State
Cat Osterman, Texas
Anjelica Selden, UCLA
Jessica Strickland, Colorado State
Kristina Thorson, California
Stephanie VanBrakle, Alabama
Jackie Wong, Utah
Haley Woods, California
Veronica Wootson, Florida State

Second Team
Lauren Castle, LSU
Jessica Doucette, Georgia
Whitney Haller, Georgia Tech
Amerra Kesterson, Biola
Leslie Klein, LSU
Jodie Legaspi, UCLA
Megan McAllister, Georgia
Brianne McGowan, Oregon State
Whitney Mollica, Massachusetts
Brittany Rogers, Alabama
Amber Smith, Illinois State
Candice Thomas, Cal Baptist
Tami Trujillo, Cal Baptist
Emily Turner, LSU
Desiree Williams, Texas

Third Team
Brandice Balschmiter, Massachusetts
Lauren Cisneros, Creighton
Sonja Garnett, San Francisco State
Alyse Hasty, Delta State
Amy Hosier, Georgia Tech
Natasha Jacob, Florida State
Meagen Johnson, Coastal Carolina
Robin Mackin, Fresno State
Chantal Millard, Cal Baptist
Candice Molinari, Massachusetts
Staci Ramsey, Alabama
Gina Rango, Bowling Green
Tyleen Tausaga, Hawai’i
Megan Willis, Texas
Emily Zaplatosch, UCLA

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