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Natasha Jacob Named To The 2005 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III First Team

May 12, 2005


The awards keep pouring in for junior left fielder Natasha Jacob as she was named for the second straight year to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III University Division Softball first team. The student-athletes selected to the first team will represent District III on the national ballot. The 2005 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America softball teams will be announced on Thursday, June 2, 2005.

Jacob has a 3.92 GPA in Exercise Science and Wednesday night she was named to the Atlantic Coast Conference’s All-ACC first team. The native of Coppell, Texas, leads the Seminoles with a .350 batting average. She was the Golden Torch Award winner for softball and named Offensive MVP at the FSU Invitational in March.

Jacob is the face of FSU Softball

All 11 members of the 2004 All-District first team boast at least a 3.52 cumulative GPA. The University of South Carolina’s Ashley Smith owns a 4.0 GPA in civil engineering and was selected to the All-District team for the second consecutive year. Rachael Riopel, a graduate student from Gardner-Webb University, is a three-time All-District honoree, and Winthrop University’s Janiva Willis has also earned All-District accolades three times. Katie Lewis of the University of Georgia and Florida State University¡¦s Jacob were also members of last year’s All-District team.

The College Sports Information Directors of America (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.

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