May 8, 2003
Tallahassee, FL –
For the second straight year a Florida State softball player has been named to the Verizon Academic All-Region First Team. Last year it was Brandi Stuart and this year Shandra Colzie was selected as a member of the 2003 Verizon Academic All-American All-Region Team, CoSIDA officials announced Tuesday. The senior, who garners a 3.635 GPA, has excelled both on and off the field this season for the Seminoles.
Colzie, an elementary education major, was a member of the 2002 ACC Honor Roll and was also named to the Dean’s List for both the Spring 2002 and Fall 2002 semesters. The 2002 All-American Scholar also was honored for her leadership on campus this March when she was inducted on to the Seminole Torchbearers, a campus’ leadership honor society. Colzie also ranks among the top 14% of the FSU senior class.
On the field, Colzie has proven to be a force in the outfield for the Seminoles. She appeared in 50 of the team’s 52 contests and is among the team leaders in six different categories. She is also one of just five Seminoles who have hit above the .300 mark this season. She has pivotal in the Seminoles’ 24 win streak scoring at least one run in 10 of the last 12 games for a total of 18 runs in those 12 starts. Colzie’s speed has also been an asset for the Tribe this season as she was second on the team in both steal attempts and stolen bases.
Colzie and the 10th-ranked Seminoles open ACC Tournament play Friday, May 9 at 7:00 p.m. against either Virginia or Maryland. The 2003 ACC Tournament is being held at the Seminole Softball Complex on the campus of Florida State University. Tickets for the tournament are available at the Softball Complex box office and there is more information on the 2003 ACC Championship on-line at the official athletic website for Florida State at www.seminoles.com.