SALISBURY, Md. – The good news continues to roll in for the No. 17 Salisbury University softball team as it awaits to hear its placement in the NCAA tournament. Juniors Michelle Gravdahl and Hannah Mills were each named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-District Team selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
To be eligible for nomination, a student-athlete must carry a minimum 3.30 grade-point average and be a starter or key reserve on their team.
Gravdahl boasts a 3.50 grade-point average in SU's nursing program while being a leader on the softball field. The Ellicott City, Md., native has a .417 batting average with a team high of 13 doubles. The junior has touched home 32 times this season, ripped eight homers and added 30 RBIs. The catcher has not only been a force in the batter's box but also behind the plate with six pickoffs and calling the pitches producing 20 shutouts.
Mills, a physical education major, has a 3.54 grade-point average and has greatly attributed to Salisbury's (35-5) 25-game winning streak. The shortstop leads the team with nine home runs, two triples, 46 hits and 46 runs scored. Along with her batting, Mills has only committed four errors this season for a .956 fielding percentage and has helped turn five double plays.
The Sea Gulls will not have to wait much longer to see where they will be heading for the regional round of the NCAA tournament as the bracket will be released on Monday, May 7, at 10 a.m.; please check back on www.suseagulls.com for additional information as it becomes available.