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    Pacific softball: Senior Karie Wilson Named ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District

    May 7, 2010

    Senior Karie Wilson (Glendale, Ariz.) was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VIII First Team on Friday, May 6. The award was the first of her career and first since the duo of Gina Carbonatto (2004-07) and Jennifer Curtier (2004-07) earned the award in 2007.

    The All-District Teams are selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

    For Wilson, the senior captain enters the final two weeks of her career having posted career-best numbers this season having posted a .291 batting average through 48 games. She has tallied 21 RBI and five home runs throughout the year while also adding a team-high .449 slugging percentage. As a senior, Wilson was enlisted to play first base as well as her primary position of catcher after injuries forced the Tigers to shift their defense early in the season.

    Wilson will advance to the national ballot, with the Academic All-America Teams slated for a May 26th release date.

    ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VIII First Team
    Catcher - Karie Wilson, University of the Pacific - Sports Medicine
    Infield - Jaci Hull, UNLV - Kinesiology
    Infield - Katelyn Boyd, Arizona State - Family and Human Development
    Infield - Shannon Koplitz, Stanford - Human Biology
    Infield - K'Lee Arredondo, Arizona - Psychology
    Outfield - Marissa Nichols, UNLV - Human Services Counseling
    Outfield - Alissa Haber, Stanford - English
    Outfield - Tara Bendt, UNLV - Communications
    Pitcher - Hillary Bach, Arizona State - Marketing
    Pitcher - Paige Affleck, BYU - Exercise Physiology
    Designated Player - Jennifer Nayudu, Loyola Marymount - Business Administration