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Softball: Mitchell and Robertson Named ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District

Softball: Mitchell and Robertson Named ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District

Softball: Mitchell and Robertson Named ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District

Matt Hebert, Sports Information –

Brooke Mitchell garnered first-team honors for the second straight
season and is now eligible for Academic All-American honors

LAFAYETTE – In 2004 Brooke Mitchell became the University of Louisiana
at Lafayette’s first softball Academic All-American since 1997. Now the
Ragin’ Cajuns all-time career strikeouts and career victories leader has
the chance to earn repeat honors.

Mitchell was named to the 2005 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District
VI First Team as announced by the College Sports Information Directors
of America (CoSIDA) prior to NCAA Regional action. By rule, Mitchell’s
selection to the first team makes her eligible for ESPN The Magazine
Academic All-American honors which will be announced by CoSIDA on
Thursday, June 2.

Louisiana-Lafayette has had 14 Academic All-Americans since 1990. The
last time the Cajuns had back-to-back seasons with at least one Academic
All-American was 1996 and 1997. Mitchell’s selection last season was the
Cajuns’ first since 1997.

Joining Mitchell on the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VI team
was fellow senior Jill Robertson. Robertson was named to the second team
outfield – the third Academic All-District VI honor of her career.

Mitchell, who received her bachelor’s degree in business finance on May
14 and finished her playing career during the 2005 season, carries a
3.481 cumulative grade point average. The three-time Sun Belt Pitcher of
the Year earned all-district honors for the third straight season
overall and first team honors for the second straight season. She was a
second team all-district selection as a sophomore in 2003 and a first
team honoree as a junior in 2004.

Mitchell finished off her career in style in 2005 by collecting the
1,000th strikeout of her career and 100th career victory. She posted a
28-7 overall record with a 0.92 ERA and 342 strikeouts during the 2005
season to finish off her career with a record of 119-27 and 1,309 career

She leaves Louisiana-Lafayette as a member of the Top 10 in NCAA
Division I history for career strikeouts and victories.

A Top 40 finalist for the 2005 USA Softball Player of the Year and
five-time Sun Belt Pitcher of the Week in 2005, Mitchell reached double
digit strikeouts in 19 of her 23 complete game performances and tossed
the 5th no-hitter in NFCA Leadoff Classic history when she no-hit NCAA
Super Regional participant DePaul.

Robertson, a Lafayette native, also completed her bachelor’s degree
requirements during the 2004-05 academic year earning her degree in
mechanical engineering on May 14. The Cajuns leadoff hitter holds a
3.595 cumulative grade point average.

Robertson enjoyed a career season in 2005 leading the Ragin’ Cajuns in
batting average (.366) and runs scored (57) while posting a career-best
64 base hits. A First Team All-Sun Belt Conference member and a Second
Team All-NFCA South Region selection she reached base via a hit or walk
in 53 of the Cajuns 61 games in 2005.

Robertson dominated in Sun Belt Conference play, leading the league with
a .490 batting average (25-for-51) with 23 runs scored.

A student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve with legitimate
athletic credentials and at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average
(on a 4.0 scale) to be eligible for the Academic All-District award. She
must have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at the
institution (true freshmen, red-shirt freshmen and first-year athletic
transfers are not eligible) and must have completed at least one full
academic year at the institution.

CoSIDA selects Academic All-America teams in 12 programs: football,
women’s volleyball, men’s soccer, women’s soccer, men’s basketball,
women’s basketball, baseball, softball, men’s track and field/cross
country, women’s track and field/cross country, men’s at-large and
women’s at-large.

2005 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VI University Division
Softball Team

Pos., Name, School, Dist., Yr., Hometown, GPA, Major(s)
P Brooke Mitchell Louisiana-Lafayette VI Sr. Houston, Texas 3.481
Business finance
P Cristin Vitek Baylor VI Sr. Katy, Texas 3.36 Pre-med, accounting
C Courtney Totte Oklahoma State VI So. Lawton, Okla. 3.787 Marketing
IF Charity Butler Southern Mississippi VI Jr. Pensacola, Fla. 4.0
Business administration
IF Stephanie Hill LSU VI Jr. Hanrahan, La. 3.855 Finance, political
IF Jessica Rogers Texas-San Antonio VI Jr. Grand Prairie, Texas 3.82
IF Kim Wilmoth Baylor VI Sr. Garland, Texas 3.91 Accounting
OF Ryanne Hodgins New Mexico VI So. Burbank, Calif. 4.0 Journalism/mass
OF Nicole Martin Northwestern St. VI Sr. Keller, Texas 3.70 Business
OF Kelly Osburn Baylor VI Jr. Missouri City, Texas 3.53 Health science,
pre-phys. Therapy
DP Jana Jones McNeese State VI So. Tomball, Texas 3.788 General studies

Name School Dist. Yr. Hometown GPA Major(s)
P Loni Rasberry Northwestern St. VI Sr. Tyler, Texas 3.50 Mathematics
P Jill Weynand Texas A&M VI So. Frisco, Texas 3.86 Accounting
C Chrissy Dileo Sam Houston St. VI Sr. San Diego, Calif. 3.31 Criminal
IF Lyndsey Gorski Northwestern St. VI So. Houston, Texas 3.94 Business
IF Adrian Gregory Texas A&M VI Sr. Livingston, Texas 3.45 Recreation,
park & tourism
IF Tessa Lynam Baylor VI Jr. Alpharetta, Ga. 3.75 Health science,
pre-phys. Therapy
IF Stephanie Nicholson Oklahoma State VI Sr. Tucson, Ariz. 3.586
Athletic training
OF Jennifer Davis Texas-San Antonio VI Sr. Grand Prairie, Texas 3.41
OF Melanie Jarrett Texas VI Sr. Odessa, Texas 3.92 Journalism
OF Jill Robertson Louisiana-Lafayette VI Sr. Lafayette, La. 3.595
Mechanical engineering
DP Christina Gwyn Texas VI So. Keller, Texas 3.44 Sociology

Posted May 24, 2005