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May 2, 2014

Ragsdale earns Academic honors for MH-B

BELTON — University of Mary Hardin-Baylor softball player Rebekah Ragsdale has been voted to the Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District VIII Softball Team released today. Ragsdale will now move on to the CoSIDA Academic All-American ballot.

Ragsdale, a senior pitcher from West Orange Stark High School, maintains a 3.89 GPA as an Exercise Science major. She has a 19-5 record and 1.21 ERA in the circle this season. Ragsdale also ranks among the American Southwest Conference leaders in strikeouts (111), shutouts (11) and innings pitched (155.2) this year. She is a two-time ASC All-West Division selection and earned ASC West Division Pitcher of the Year honors as a sophomore. Ragsdale was voted to the NFCA All-Region Team in 2012 and will also be a two-time ASC All-Academic selection.

The Cru softball team is currently 29-12 overall on the season and went 23-10 in ASC play in the regular season. UMHB is the #3 seed in the ASC Championship Tournament and opened the tournament with an 11-2 victory over U.T.-Dallas Wednesday night. The Cru will return to action with a winner's bracket game against either East Texas Baptist University or Concordia Texas on Friday at 1:00 PM.

To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings 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 16,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.

For more information about the Academic All-America® Teams program, please visit

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