Lauren Wilson Selected to Capital One Academic All-District First Team
May 3, 2012
WASHINGTON - George Washington senior Lauren Wilson was named to the Capital One Academic All-District 2 First Team, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced on Thursday. Wilson now advances to the national ballot, where she will compete with members of each all-district first team for Academic All-America recognition.
Wilson has enjoyed a career year, as she has set or matched single-season program records with 39 runs scored, 35 walks, 22 stolen bases and 10 home runs. The leadoff hitter and team co-captain also paces GW in batting average (.329), slugging percentage (.614), on-base percentage (.481), runs scored (39), home runs (10), walks (35) and stolen bases (22) while ranking second in hits (46), RBIs (26) and extra-base hits (18). GW's career leader in walks (83) who has started nearly every game of her career, Wilson also ranks second all-time with 16 home runs and third with 33 steals and 72 runs scored in her four years in Buff and Blue.
Wilson excels in the classroom, as well, maintaining an impressive 3.92 grade-point average as an exercise science major. The native of Arlington, Va., is a two-time NFCA Academic All-American and has been recognized on the Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll all seven semesters and the George Washington University Dean's List five times, including four semesters with a perfect 4.0 GPA. In addition, Wilson recently received an Outstanding Academic Achievement Award for being in the top two percent of her class, and she was honored as the Distinguished Scholar of the School of Public Health and Health Services.
Wilson is the first GW softball player to earn Academic All-District honors since Elana Meyers in 2007.
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.