GREENSBORO, N.C. – Senior pitcher Emily Anderson, senior outfielder Draven Sonnon and freshman outfielder Cameron Stanford represent Georgia Tech softball on the Atlantic Coast Conference’s 2018 all-ACC academic softball team, which was announced on Monday.
Anderson, a pitcher from LaGrange, Ga., earned the academic honor for the third-straight season. Also named to the all-ACC second team in May, she led the Jackets with 19 wins in the circle, including six complete-game shutouts. Anderson ranks fourth in the Georgia Tech record book for career strikeouts with 462. She recorded a season-high 11 strikeouts in Tech’s extra inning victory over DePaul on March 2. Anderson led the Jackets in all pitching categories with a season ERA of 2.24. Anderson graduated with a degree in biology in May.
Sonnon was named to the all-ACC academic team for the first time. Tabbed to all-ACC second team in May, the Sugar Hill, Ga. native knocked a career-best and team-leading nine homers during the 2018 season. In conference play, Sonnon ranked first in the ACC in runs scored with 21 and home runs with seven. During ACC action, she led the Yellow Jackets in home runs (7), RBI (16), slugging percentage (.676) and total bases (50). Sonnon graduated in May with a degree in business administration.
Adding all-ACC academic team honors to her freshman accolades, Stanford was also named to both the all-ACC second and all-freshman teams. The mechanical engineering major from Alpharetta, Ga. ranked in the top 10 in the ACC in doubles, walks, on-base percentage, slugging percentage and total bases in conference play. She ranked in the top 15 in batting average in conference play. She finished her freshman campaign leading the Yellow Jackets in batting average (.292), doubles (13), slugging percentage (.549), walks (32) and on-base percentage (419). Stanford is spending the summer interning at the Georgia Aquarium.