Peterson Academic All-District

Peterson Earns Academic All-District V Honors

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Senior outfielder Ashley Peterson was one of twelve softball players to earn 2010 CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District First Team honors for the College Division of District V, as announced May 6 by the Academic All-America® Committee.

A nursing major from Lansing, Illinois, Peterson currently has better than a 3.6 grade point average at Saint Mary's.  She has been named to the Dean's List and the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) Academic Honor Roll on several occasions.  Earlier this spring, she was also inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.  Peterson has also been involved in the College's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, the Student Nurses Association, and the Athletic Department where she has been the intramural sports intern.

On the field, Peterson has put together one of the most prominent careers in Saint Mary's and MIAA history.  She concluded this season as the team leader in batting average (.516), hits (64), doubles (15), home runs (10), runs batted in (53), total bases (111), slugging percentage (.895), walks (16), and on base percentage (.555).  She is the school record holder for hits in a season, hits in a career, RBIs in a season, RBIs in a career, doubles in a career, home runs in a season, home runs in a career, and career batting average.  Peterson also holds MIAA records for RBIs and home runs in a season as well as extra base hits, total bases, doubles, and RBIs in a career.

Peterson will now be in consideration for CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America® honors.  Three Academic All-District teams are chosen in each district, with those on the All-District first teams placed on the national ballot for Academic All-America voting.  She will look to become the school's first Academic All-America® honoree.

About the CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America® Process: To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.30 (on 4.00 scale), have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.

Nominations and voting for the All-America programs are conducted by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America. There is a University Division (Division I programs) and a College Division (DII, DIII, NAIA, NJCAA programs).