Shandera Named Academic Player of the Year

By Doug Fitzgerald published April 23, 2007


COLORADO SPRINGS -- University of Colorado at Colorado Springs senior Lindsay Shandera was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference academic player of the year, the conference announced Friday.

The junior from Mill Creek, Wash., is second in the RMAC with a .443 batting average, a .531 on base percentage and 57 RBIs. She's also tied for fifth in the conference in home runs with 11.

Shandera also has maintained a 3.61 GPA in Accounting.

Teammate Brianna Workman, a Communications major with a 3.91 GPA, joined Shandera on the academic all-RMAC first team. Sarah Brisky (3.56 GPA in Psychology) was named to the second team, while Nicole Link and Cara Newlon qualified for the honor roll.

This was the first time the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference recognized first and second team all-academic teams for softball. To qualify for Academic All-RMAC, student-athletes must have a GPA of 3.20 or better, be a starter or key reserve, and completed two consecutive semesters or three quarters at their current institution. Their GPA is what they had earned prior to softball season beginning. RMAC Sports Information Directors at schools that sponsor the sport of softball selected first and second team academic all-RMAC. These SID's took into account the student-athletes work in the classroom, as well as on the softball field.

UCCS Players/Staff Featured

Lindsay ShanderaLindsay Shandera20IF/OFFr.
Lindsay ShanderaLindsay Shandera201BSo.
Lindsay ShanderaLindsay Shandera201BJr.
Lindsay ShanderaLindsay Shandera201BSr.
Nicole LinkNicole Link00C/IFSo.
Nicole LinkNicole Link00C/IFSo.
Brianna WorkmanBrianna Workman4OFFr.
Brianna WorkmanBrianna Workman4OFFr.
Brianna WorkmanBrianna Workman4OFFr.
Brianna WorkmanBrianna Workman4OFFr.
Cara NewlonCara Newlon11OFSo.
Cara NewlonCara Newlon11OFSo.
Cara NewlonCara Newlon11OFSo.
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