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Softball's Jaymie Voss is academic All-American

June 4, 2004

KALAMAZOO--Senior Jaymie Voss of the Western Michigan University softball team has been named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America First Team.

A Kalamazoo native, Voss owns a 3.96 grade-point average in education and is WMU's female Scholar-Athlete of the Year. A member of the Mid-American Conference Academic Honor Roll, Voss was an Academic All-MAC honoree and was also named to the all-district academic first team.

Voss is one of only 11 softball players in the nation to earn First Team Academic All-America status in CoSIDA's university division. Eleven other student-athletes were chosen for the same honor in the college division.

For her performance on the playing field, Voss was named to the All-MAC First Team for the second consecutive year and was one of only two players in the league to earn both pitcher- and player-of-the-week honors. She started all 58 games for the Broncos in 2004 and hit .337 for the year, with four home runs, 11 doubles and 21 RBIs. She also pitched a perfect game against Miami University.

Voss is the first Bronco to earn First Team Academic All-America status since former men's tennis standout Jeff Brink in 2000. She is the first WMU softball player to receive national first-team honors since Laura Brouwer in 1990.

Media contact: Scott Kuykendall, 269 387-4138, scott.kuykendall@wmich.edu

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