TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Along with winning the program’s 17th ACC Championship and sixth in a row, the Florida State softball program also excelled in the classroom in 2019 as the Seminoles posted a league-high five student-athletes to the 2019 All-ACC Academic Team.
Cassidy Davis, Carsyn Gordon, Dani Morgan and Anna Shelnutt each made the second appearance on the All-ACC Academic Team of their careers, while Kathryn Sandercock earned a spot on the list after a successful freshman season.
The five student-athletes honored are tied with Louisville for the most in the conference, and the Seminoles have had at least four academic honorees in each of the last three seasons.
Davis was a two-way player that saw action both in the circle and at the plate for the Seminoles in 2019, posting a .309 batting average and 10 home runs, 43 RBI and a .642 slugging percentage. She also recorded a 1-1 mark as a pitcher, along with a save, in 15 appearances as the junior earned NFCA Southeast All-Region Second Team honors.
Gordon finished her career in the Garnet and Gold with her best offensive season, posting a .335 batting average with 15 home runs, seven doubles, 42 RBI, 66 runs scored, 43 walks and 15 stolen bases. She committed just three errors on the season in 383 defensive chances in multiple positions, as Gordon was named to the All-ACC First Team and NFCA Southeast All-Region First Team.
Morgan had a breakout junior season in 2019, finishing second on the team with a .377 batting average with 12 doubles, 14 home runs, 58 RBI and nine stolen bases. The outfielder did not commit an error all season in 72 chances, including three outfield assists. She was named to the NFCA Southeast All-Region First Team, as well as the ACC All-Tournament Team.
Sandercock shined in her first season of collegiate softball as the freshman pitcher posted a 13-0 record, along with a 1.99 ERA and one save in 32 appearances. She allowed just 33 runs in 91.1 innings, as opponents batted .251 against her on the season. Sandercock was also named to the All-ACC Freshman Team.
Shelnutt anchored the catcher position for the Noles in 2019, recording a .293 batting average with eight doubles, 11 home runs, 35 RBI and a .585 slugging percentage. She also threw out five would-be base stealers on the season and was named to the All-ACC Second Team and was ACC Player of the Week on May 6.
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2019 ACC Softball Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Carrie Eberle, Jr., P
2019 All-ACC Academic Softball Team
Dejanae Davis, Duke, Fr., 2B
Kristina Foreman, Duke, Fr., 3B/DP
Jameson Kavel, Duke, So., OF
Peyton St. George, Duke, So., P
Cassidy Davis, Florida State, Jr., P/UT
Carsyn Gordon, Florida State, Sr., IF
Dani Morgan, Florida State, Jr., OF
Kathryn Sandercock, Florida State, Fr., P
Anna Shelnutt, Florida State, Jr., C
Katherine Krzus, Georgia Tech , Sr., IF
Cameron Stanford, Georgia Tech , So., OF
Bailee Zeitler, Georgia Tech , Fr., IF
Rebecca Chung, Louisville, Fr., C
Celene Funke, Louisville, Jr., OF
Megan Hensley, Louisville, Sr., P/UT
Sidney Melton, Louisville, Sr., IF
Danielle Watson, Louisville, So., P
Leah Murray, North Carolina, Sr., 2B
Brittany Pickett, North Carolina, Jr., P
Kiani Ramsey, North Carolina, Sr., OF
Samantha Russ, NC State, So., OF
Caitlyn Brooks, Notre Dame, Sr., P/IF
Emma Clark, Notre Dame, Fr., OF
Kathryn Marino, Notre Dame, Jr., IF
Gray, Olivia L, Pitt, Sr., SS
Alexa Romero, Syracuse, Jr., P
Lacy Smith, Virginia, Sr., 1B
Jayme Bailey, Virginia Tech, Fr., UT
Carrie Eberle, Virginia Tech, Jr., P
Caitlyn Nolan, Virginia Tech, Sr., IF