Broeseker Earns Softball Academic All-America

Sarah Broeseker became the Bucs' first softball Academic All-American since KD Smith in 2003. Photo by Chuck Edgeworth.

TOWSON, Md.—Barry University senior third baseman Sarah Broeseker added to her awards this spring when she was tabbed as a First-Team selection on the 2013 Capital One Academic All-America® Division II softball team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

The Capital One Division II Academic All-America® program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division II national governance structure to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2012-13 D-II Academic All-America teams program.

A biology (pre-med) major with a 3.67 G.P.A., Broeseker led the Buccaneers to a 34-20 record and the finals of the South Region 2 Tournament.  Honored as the Sunshine State Conference Player of the Year after hitting .415 with 14 doubles, four triples and three home runs, she led the team with 37 runs batted in and 35 runs scored. Only the third Barry player to be named as SSC Player of the Year, she earned second-team All-SSC accolades as a sophomore and first-team notice as a junior.

Broeseker is the sixth Buccaneer to earn Academic All-America honors and the first First-Team selection since KD Smith in 2003.

FIRST TEAM

Pos.

Name

School

Yr.

Hometown

G.P.A.

Major

P

Jennifer DeMotte (1)

Indianapolis

Sr.

Indianapolis, Ind.

3.83

Entrepreneurship

P

Katie Warrington (2) %

Wilmington (Del.)

Sr.

Townsend, Del.

3.99

Sports Management

C

Amy Madden

Southern Nazarene

Sr.

Bethany, Okla.

4

Biology, Chemistry

INF

Sarah Broeseker

Barry

Sr.

Palm Harbor, Fla.

3.67

Biology (pre-med)

INF

Amy Dreessen

Southwest Minnesota St.

Sr.

Elkhorn, Neb.

3.83

Biology, Chemistry

INF

Kacie Edwards (1)

Central Oklahoma

Sr.

Yukon, Okla.

3.62

Biology

INF

Bailey Vrazel (2)

Texas Woman’s Univ.

Jr.

Danbury, Texas

4

Kinesiology

OF

Jen Dixon

Minot State

Jr.

Brandon, Manitoba

3.83

Physical Education

OF

Julie Plante (3)

Dominican (N.Y.)

Sr.

Swansea, Mass.

3.85

Social Science

OF

Medora West

Central Missouri

Jr.

St. Louis, Mo.

4

Safety Management

DP

Katie Hines

Texas Woman’s Univ.

Jr.

Beaumont, Texas

3.4

Nutrition

SECOND TEAM

Pos.

Name

School

Yr.

Hometown

G.P.A.

Major

P

Megan Butterworth

Molloy

Sr.

North Bellmore, N.Y.

3.7

Secondary Education

P

Maddie Holub

Fort Hays State

Sr.

Hays, Kan.

3.68

Health & Human Perf.

C

Kaylea Smith

Missouri Science & Tech

Sr.

Blue Springs, Mo.

3.77

Architectural Engin.

INF

Kelsey Barak

Grand Canyon

So.

Fontana, Calif.

3.92

Pre-Physical Therapy

INF

Stacey Klonowski

Northwood (Mich.)

Jr.

Canton, Mich.

3.92

Banking & Finance Mngmt.

INF

Brynn Larsen

Concordia-St. Paul

Sr.

Oconto Falls, Wis.

3.9

Physical Health & Educ.

INF

Alyssa Lemos

West Texas A & M

Jr.

Grapevine, Texas

3.87

Pre-Med

INF

Samantha Scott

Gannon

Sr.

New Baltimore, Mich.

3.61

Legal Studies

OF

Shelby Duff (2)

Armstrong Atlantic State

Sr.

Springfield, Ga.

3.63

Radiologic Sciences

OF

Jayme Hefler (2)

Lewis University

Sr.

Glen Ellyn, Ill.

3.72

Athletic Training

OF

Lacey Seidl

West Texas A & M 

Sr.

Castle Rock, Wash.

4

Pre-Physical Therapy

DP

Amy Dunleavy

Ferris State

Jr.

Canton, Mich.

3.61

Marketing

THIRD TEAM

Pos.

Name

School

Yr.

Hometown

G.P.A.

Major

P

Kayla Cox

Tampa

Jr.

Riverview, Fla.

3.52

Communications

P

Hope Spancake

California (Pa.)

Jr.

Pine Grove, Pa.

3.84

Comm. Disorders

C

Rebecca Smith

East Stroudsburg

Jr.

Valatie, N.Y.

3.9

Health & Phys. Educ.

INF

Kaitlyn Carey

West Virginia Wesleyan

Sr.

Orlando, Fla.

3.7

Chemistry

INF

Nicolette Sinagra

Molloy

Jr.

Brooklyn, N.Y.

3.89

Speech-Language Path.

INF

Chrissy Stalf

Humboldt State

Sr.

Oakley, Calif.

3.3

Child Development

OF

Brittany Bucko (1)

Southern Connecticut

Sr.

Wallington, N.J.

3.54

Exercise Science

OF

Amanda Burger

Rockhurst

Sr.

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

3.97

Spanish (pre-med)

OF

Cassandra Clayborne

Bowie State

So.

Damascus, Md.

4

Biology

OF

Claire Zampini

Grand Canyon

Jr.

Phoenix, Ariz.

3.53

Pre-Physical Therapy

DP

Kristina Hein

Lincoln (Mo.)

Sr.

Fulton, Mo.

4

Education

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