WMU News

Honaman earns softball district all-academic team honors

May 14, 2000

KALAMAZOO -- WMU softball player Alison Honaman (Merrill, Mich./Merrill HS) was named to the GTE All-District IV Second Team Thursday afternoon in voting by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Honaman, one of eight Mid-American Conference players named to the first and second teams, was selected as the squad's designated player. She also pitched and played outfield for the Broncos this season.

A junior with a 3.80 grade point average in elementary education, Honaman received the MAC Commissioner's Award in 1999 and is a two-time member of the MAC Academic Honor Roll. Minoring in integrated creative arts, she was also named an All-American Scholar-Athlete by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association in 1997.

Honaman made a team-high 19 starts on the mound for the Broncos in 2000, leading the squad in complete games, strikeouts and earned run average. Also one of the WMU's top hitters, she was tops on the squad in runs batted in, home runs and walks.

The district team is made up of student-athletes from Division I schools in Alabama, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee. To be nominated, student-athletes must be a starter or important reserve, and carry a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 or higher.

Media contact: Scott Kuykendall; 616 387-4138; scott.kuykendall@wmich.edu

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