June 16, 2011
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) – Florida State University softball student-athletes Robin Ahrberg, Jen Lapicki, Shayla Jackson and Jessica Nori were named to the All-ACC Academic Softball Team, announced today by the conference.
To be eligible for All-ACC Academic Team consideration, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during his or her academic career.
“This is always an honor for our players. They take so much pride in their academics and put in so many hours toward making themselves the true definition of a student-athlete,” head coach Lonni Alameda said. “I’m proud of Robin and Jen for their studious efforts and know their futures are extremely bright. Luckily, we will return both Shayla and Jessica, who represent our team so well in so many aspects.”
Lapicki, a sport management major, earned a spot on the all-conference academic team for the second time since joining the Seminoles as a transfer student-athlete in 2010. The Oldwick, N.J., native finished her undergraduate years with a 3.69 cumulative GPA, including a 3.8 average in the recent spring semester. She is also pursuing a graduate degree in sport management at FSU, and joined teammate Lauren Varsalona by being named to the Capital One Academic All-District Second Team. Lapicki was named an All-ACC Second Team performer this season.
Ahrberg is a sport management major at the graduate level, as she pursued her master’s degree throughout the season. The Stillwater, Okla., native is a two-time All-ACC Academic Team honoree who boasts a 3.41 cumulative GPA, including a 3.5 average in the spring semester. She finished her career as a Seminole batting .289 with 13 home runs, 117 RBIs, 182 base hits and 69 runs scored. Ahrberg received the Doc Fauls Award in April at the annual Golden Nole banquet for her perseverance in recovering from a season-ending shoulder injury in 2009.
Jackson is a first-time all-conference academic honoree. The Pembroke Pines, Fla., native is a criminal justice major who registered a 3.56 GPA in her last semester. Jackson was named ACC Player of the Week on April 17, and finished her junior season batting .337 with one home run, 29 RBIs, 15 doubles and 67 base hits. Jackson started all 60 games and managed to strike out only nine times in 206 plate appearances in 2011.
Nori is a business major specializing in entrepreneurship, and completed a remarkable redshirt freshman season for the Seminoles. The Weston, Fla., native spent the 2010 season as a walk-on student manager before breaking out in 2011 with an 8-5 record and a 2.84 ERA. In the circle, Nori single-handedly guided FSU to two victories over Georgia State and UAB in the NCAA Athens Regional. She carries a 3.8 cumulative GPA and recorded a 3.95 average this past spring.
A total of 33 ACC student-athletes were named to the academic squad, with Georgia Tech’s Christy Jones getting the nod for ACC Softball Scholar-Athlete of the Year.