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Softball's Lexi Jager named Academic All-MAC

June 16, 2009

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University softball player Lexi Jager, of Kalamazoo, has been named Academic All-Mid-American Conference. She is a sophomore majoring in occupational therapy at WMU and carries a 3.3 grade point average.

The second outfielder in program history to earn all-conference honors for her academic achievements, Jager also dominated on the field this year, breaking two WMU home run records and tying a third. She eclipsed the single-season and career marks in the final regular-season game, ending the year with 10 home runs for a career total of 15. She went on to match WMU's single-game record during MAC Tournament play, knocking out two home runs in the Broncos' 6-1 win over Ohio.

A 2009 First Team All-MAC selection, she led the Broncos in batting average (.365), at bats (148), runs (33), hits (54), triples (3), home runs (15), RBIs (32), slugging percentage (.662) and stolen bases (18). Her slugging percentage and home run total also put her at the top of the MAC, while her batting average and RBIs ranked second. Jager had a 10-game hit streak this year, collecting multiple hits in five of those games and multiple RBIs in three. In total, she had a team-best eight multi-hit and seven multi-RBI games.

Academic all-conference honors are given to students who excel in athletics and academics. To qualify, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.2 cumulative GPA and have participated in at least 50 percent of the contests for that particular sport. First-year students and junior college transfers in their first year of residence are not eligible for the award.

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Media contact: Mat Kanan, (269) 387-4125, mat.kanan@wmich.edu

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