Elana Meyers Voted A-10 Softball Student-Athlete of the Year; First Team All-Conference
May 10, 2006
PHILADELPHIA, PA - George Washington University junior Elana Meyers (Douglasville, GA/Lithia Springs) became the first Colonial in softball history to earn Atlantic 10 All-Conference honors, as the league office announced its 2006 award winners on Wednesday in voting conducted by the conference's head coaches. Meyers, one of two First Team All-Conference selections at shortstop, also was selected as the conference's Student-Athlete of the Year as she garnered Academic All-Conference accolades for the second consecutive season. Meyers is one of just two student-athletes in the league to earn both first team all-conference and academic all-conference honors.
Meyers, who became the first student-athlete in program history to earn Academic All-Conference accolades last season as a sophomore, led the Colonials in 2006 in nearly every major offensive category. She finished as the team leader in batting average (.414), runs (39), hits (65), doubles (13), triples (7), RBI (29), total bases (104), slugging percentage (.662) and stolen bases (22). Meyers started every game at shortstop for the Colonials as they set a record for most victories in a single season with 24.
In addition, she led the conference in triples and ranked second overall in batting average, stolen bases and total bases. Nationally, Meyers also ranks among the leaders in batting average (32nd) and triples per game (8th) thru games of May 7.
Aside from her outstanding accomplishments on the field, Meyers has been equally impressive in the classroom. She is a six-time member of the A-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll, a two-time Arthur Ashe Jr. Softball First Team Sports-Scholar and has been a member of the GW Athletic Department Dean's List every semester. On Monday at GW's annual Senior Honors Luncheon, Meyers earned her fourth straight team MVP honor and was presented the SAAC Senior Female Athlete Academic Award.
Although just a junior on the playing field, Meyers earned a bachelor's degree in Exercise Science in December 2005 and is currently in pursuit of a M.S. in Exercise Science in Clinical Exercise Physiology.2006 ATLANTIC 10 SOFTBALL ALL-CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM
Name, School, Pos., Cl.
Amanda Morin, Masssachusetts, 1B, Jr.
Gina Capardi, Fordham, 2B, Fr.
Sarah Malene, Charlotte, 2B, Fr.
Whitney Mollica, Massachusetts, 3B, Fr.
Cee Brooks, Charlotte, SS, Fr.
Elana Meyers, GW, SS, Jr.
Katie Davis, Fordham, OF, Sr.
Krystle Henry, Fordham, OF, Sr.
Kristi Killough, Charlotte, OF, Jr.
Candice Molinari, Massachusetts, OF, Jr.
KJ Kelley, Massachusetts, C, Sr.
Brianna Bricker, St. Bonaventure, DP, So.
Brandice Balschmiter, Massachusetts, P, Fr.
Kristen Bowen, Charlotte, P, Jr.
Player of the Year: Whitney Mollica, Massachusetts
Pitcher of the Year: Brandice Balschmiter, Massachusetts
Rookie of the Year: Whitney Mollica, Massachusetts
Coach of the Year: Mike Threehouse, St. Bonaventure
2006 ATLANTIC 10 SOFTBALL ACADEMIC ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM
Joelle Brunetto, St. Bonaventure, Major: Business-Accounting
Kristin Brunetto, St. Bonaventure, Major: Business-Finance
Lisa Busciacco, Fordham, Major: English
Ashlee Heady, Saint Louis, Major: Education
Laura Klaiber, Fordham, Major: English
Lauren Krieger, St. Bonaventure, Major: Elementary Education
Ashley Levan, Saint Louis, Major: Psychology
Elana Meyers, GW, Major: Exercise Science
Candice Molinari, Massachusetts, Major: Accounting
Lauren Proctor, Massachusetts, Major: Journalism
Adrienne Repsher, Temple, Major: Elementary Education
Student-Athlete of the Year - Elana Meyers, George Washington