May 30, 2007
ATLANTA–Whitney Haller, Georgia Tech’s record-setting first baseman, has been named to the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America second team for softball.
Haller, a sophomore from Marietta, Ga. and a two-time all-Atlantic Coast Conference selection, maintains a 3.87 grade point average in Industrial Engineering.
With 39 career home runs, she is already one of the most prolific home run hitters in Georgia Tech and ACC history, ranking second at Tech and third in league annals.
This season Haller batted .372 with 15 home runs and ranked among the national leaders with 62 runs batted in, helping the Yellow Jackets to a school-record 54 victories, a Top 20 national ranking and their sixth straight NCAA berth. She became just the second Tech player to garner NFCA All-Southeast Region first team honors in consecutive seasons (Jessica Sallinger, 2004, ’05).
That followed a freshman season in which she set ACC records with 24 homers, 72 RBI, and six saves in the circle while earning ACC Rookie of the Year honors.