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Daniel Lauletta, Coordinator of Sports Info
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Softball Standout Katie Warrington Named to 2012 Capital One Academic All-America Second Team

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - Towson, Md.

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Senior Katie Warrington

Continuing her trend of becoming the first Wilmington University student-athlete to be named a Capital One Academic All-American a season ago, junior softball pitcher Katie Warrington one-upped herself as she was named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America NCAA Division II Softball Second Team on Tuesday, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Warrington (Townsend, Del./Red Lion Christian Academy)  moved up to second team this season after being the first Wildcat to earn Academic All-American as a third team member in 2011. She leads the Capital One Capital One Academic All-America Division II second team with her success on and off the diamond.

The junior carries a 4.0 grade point average while studying sports management at Wilmington. She was a Chi Alpha Sigma National College Athlete Honor Society inductee and a Wilmington Academic All-Star this past year at the annual Wilmington University Academic Awards Night in February. Last season, she was named to the Capital One Academic All-American Third Team as well as the Capital One Academic All-District First Team.

Warrington the 2011 CACC Pitcher of the Year, earned first team honors for the second consecutive season after striking out a league best 185 batters in 140.2 innings of work. The junior went 13-8 but only losing three times in her final 17 appearances, a span that began on March 6. She finished second in earned run average, finishing the regular season with a 1.16 ERA.

The Capital One Division II Academic All-America program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division II national governance structure to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2011012 D-II Academic All-America teams program.

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 14,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.

Capital One, an NCAA Corporate Champion, began its affiliation with college sports with the sponsorship of the 2001 Capital One Florida Citrus Bowl (now the Capital One Bowl) and ESPN’s Capital One Bowl Week. In addition, Capital One sponsors the ABC College Football Halftime Report, Capital One All-America Mascot team, Capital One Academic All-America Program, and supports all 89 NCAA Championships including the Division I Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships, and numerous other collegiate athletics programs.