June 4, 2004
ATLANTA – Georgia Tech’s Erin Voeltz was named to the CoSida Academic All-America University Division Softball third team, announced on Friday morning. The former pitching standout graduated from Tech with high honors in management on May 1 and was the recipient of Georgia Tech’s top Senior Student-Athlete of the Year award.
The Westlake, Calif., native ended her final season as a Jacket with a record of 16-9. Voeltz finished 35th in the nation with a 1.15 earned run average. She set single-season bests in wins, ERA, strikeouts (172) and shutouts (6). Voeltz ender her four-year career at Tech as the program’s all-time leader in appearances (129) and ranks second in the career Tech record books in wins (58), saves (6), shutouts (17), strikeouts (488) and innings pitched (670.1).
The Academic All-America Teams program honors 816 male and female student-athletes annually who have succeeded at the highest level on the playing field and in the classroom. Individuals are selected through voting by CoSIDA, the College Sports Information Directors of America; a 2,000-member organization consisted of sports public relations professionals for colleges and universities in the United States and Canada.
To be eligible, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.20 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director. Since the program’s inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 14,000 student-athletes in Division I, II, III and NAIA covering all NCAA championship sports.