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GW Softball's Amanda Zakeri Selected to Capital One Academic All-District First Team

Amanda Zakeri is the third GW softball player to earn Academic All-District honors.
 
Amanda Zakeri is the third GW softball player to earn Academic All-District honors.
 

May 2, 2013

Capital One Academic All-District Softball Teams

WASHINGTON - George Washington senior designated player Amanda Zakeri was named to the Capital One Academic All-District 2 First Team, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced on Thursday. Zakeri now advances to the national ballot where she will compete for Academic All-America recognition.

Zakeri became GW's all-time leader in stolen bases (70) this season, and also matched her own single-season record with 27 steals in 2013, ranking second in the A-10. The leadoff hitter also paces the Colonials in on-base percentage (.492) and walks (36) and ranks third in runs scored (29). Her 36 walks are the second-most in a season at GW and also rank second in the league. In addition, Zakeri matched GW's single-game record when she stole three bases at Rhode Island on April 20.

For her career, Zakeri ranks fifth all-time at GW in on-base percentage (.401), third in walks (54) and sixth in runs (63).

Zakeri excels in the classroom, as well, maintaining an impressive 3.74 grade-point average as an exercise science major. The native of Toledo, Ohio, is a two-time NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete and has been recognized on the Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll all seven semesters.

Zakeri is the third GW softball player to earn Academic All-District honors, joining Elana Meyers in 2007 and former teammate Lauren Wilson in 2012.

The Academic All-District 2 team consists of one catcher, four infielders, three outfielders, two pitchers and one designated player from Division I schools in Washington, D.C., Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

 

 

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