May 3, 2013
• 2013 All-Disctrict Softball Teams (all divisions)
MADISON, Wis. -- Strong performances on the field and in the classroom have earned Wisconsin junior outfielder Mary Massei first-team Academic All-District honors. The first-team award makes Massei eligible for All-America honors, to be announced later this month.
The 2013 Capital One Academic All-District Softball Teams, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America, are released to recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom.
Student-athletes must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) at her current institution.
Massei, Wisconsin’s starting right fielder, holds a team-leading .429 batting average. The lefty has set single-season marks for hits (69), runs (41) and total bases (108). If the season were to end today, Massei would also hold the top mark for batting average.
In just her third season, the sociology major holds a 3.41 GPA. She has worked her way onto UW’s career record list for hits, runs, doubles, RBI, total bases and sacrifice flies.
Massei is the first Wisconsin player to be named to the all-district team since Amanda Berg earned the honor during the 2000 season.
She joins three other Big Ten student-athletes -- Minnesota's Kaitlyn Richardson, Northwestern's Marisa Bast and Purdue's Andie Varsho -- as first-team honorees.
Wisconsin (38-9, 15-5) is set to conclude regular-season action this weekend with a three-game series against Michigan State. First pitch at Goodman Diamond is set for 1 p.m. on Saturday, followed by a noon doubleheader on Sunday.