June 25, 2018
Kylee Hanson Named ACC Scholar-Athlete Of The Year; Four Noles Honored

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The accolades continue to come in for the 2018 National Champion Florida State softball program as four Seminoles were selected on Monday to the 2018 All-ACC Academic Team, including Kylee Hanson earning 2018 ACC Softball Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors.

Carsyn Gordon, Meghan King and Cassidy Davis joined Hanson on the All-ACC Academic Team, as the Seminoles had the second-most honorees in the league this season. King is recognized by the conference for the third time in her career, while Gordon and Davis earn a spot on the All-ACC Academic Team for the first time.

Hanson received the ACC’s highest academic honor in her only season at Florida State and is the third Seminole to be named Scholar-Athlete of the Year, joining Alex Powers (2017) and Kelly Hensley (2013).

“So proud of these girls and our entire team for how they balanced everything this spring,” said FSU head coach Lonni Alameda. “We had a difficult schedule with a lot of travel and they were able to succeed in all areas. Also, what a year for Kylee. Faced with the challenges of a new team and a new school, along with starting her master’s degree work in Public Health, she lived out her dream to go to the World Series, be a National Champion and ends her career as the Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Thrilled with how Team 35 took care of business on and off the field and can’t wait for when Team 36 gets together for the first time this fall.”

Kylee Hanson Named ACC Scholar-Athlete Of The Year; Four Noles Honored

Hanson was named an NFCA Second Team All-American and led the team with a 30-6 record in the circle, which ranked third in the nation this season. She earned 2018 ACC Pitcher of the Year honors and finished with a 1.33 ERA and 241 strikeouts over 204.2 innings as opponents batted just .156 against her on the season.

Gordon topped the team and the conference with 60 runs scored and 54 walks and batted .305 on the season with 11 doubles, four triples, 12 home runs, 51 RBI and 19 stolen bases. The junior first baseman was named to the NFCA Southeast All-Region First Team and is pursuing a degree in Sport Management.

King excelled in the circle for the Noles this season, leading the team and the conference with a 1.17 ERA and posted a 26-6 record and 190 strikeouts in 198.0 innings. The redshirt junior carried Florida State in its run to the 2018 National Championship, setting a WCWS record with a 0.20 ERA as she won four games in Oklahoma City, including each against No. 5 Washington in the WCWS Championship Series. King earned All-ACC First Team honors and is pursuing a degree in Family Child Science.

Davis had a solid sophomore season for the Seminoles both on and off the field. She earned a spot on the President’s List with a perfect 4.0 GPA for the Spring 2018 semester, while recording a 1.85 ERA in 23 appearances as a pitcher and hitting .248 with four doubles and six home runs as a hitter. She is pursuing a degree in Biological Science.

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2018 ACC Softball Scholar-Athlete of the Year:
Kylee Hanson, Gr., Florida State (Public Health)

2018 All-ACC Academic Softball Team
Allyson Frei, Sr., Boston College (Economics and Communication)
Cierra Cook, Fr., Boston College (Psychology and Sociology)
Rachel Abboud, Fr., Duke (Undeclared)
Peyton St. George, Fr., Duke (Undeclared)
Raine Wilson, So., Duke (Political Science)
Carsyn Gordon, Jr., Florida State (Sports Management)
Kylee Hanson, Gr., Florida State (Public Health)
Meghan King***, Jr., Florida State (Family Child Science)
Cassidy Davis, So., Florida State (Biological Science)
Emily Anderson***, Sr., Georgia Tech (Biology)
Draven Sonnon, Sr., Georgia Tech (Business Administration)
Cameron Stanford, Fr., Georgia Tech (Mechanical Engineering)
Caitlin Ferguson**, So., Louisville (Exercise Science)
Celene Funke, So., Louisville (Finance)
Megan Hensley**, Jr., Louisville (Exercise Science)
Jenna Jordan**, Sr., Louisville (Exercise Science)
Sidney Melton***, Jr., Louisville (Exercise Science)
Madi Newman, Fr., Louisville (Psychology)
Brittany Pickett**, So., North Carolina (Exercise and Sport Science)
Kiani Ramsey, Jr., North Carolina (Exercise and Sport Science)
Caitlyn Brooks, Jr., Notre Dame (Film, Television and Theatre)
Alexis Holloway, Fr., Notre Dame (Mechanical Engineering)
Abigail Sweet, Fr., Notre Dame (Undeclared)
Olivia Gray***, Jr., Pitt (Rehab Sciences)
Erin Hershman**, Sr., Pitt (Communication Studies)
Giorgiana Zeremenko, Sr., Pitt (Exercise Science)
Bryce Holmgren, Jr., Syracuse (Biology)
Alexa Romero, So., Syracuse (Selected Studies in Education)
Allison Davis***, Sr., Virginia (Commerce)
Carrie Eberle**, So., Virginia Tech (Biology)

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