Dani Tefft Garners Southland All-Academic Honors

CORPUS CHRISTI – Sophomore Dani Tefft was named to the Southland Conference All-Academic Second Team, the league announced today. For Tefft, it marks her first all-academic honor in her career.

"We are very proud of the effort Dani gives us both on the field and in the classroom," head coach Stephanie Hughes said. "She has been a stellar student from day one and this recognition as academic all-conference shows the hard work she puts in daily in the classroom."

The Sugar Land, Texas, native achieved a 3.78 GPA while majoring in English and was a consistent leader in the Islanders' lineup. She finished second on the team with a .297 batting average while posting an Islanders' top 10 season-best of 14 stolen bases. The left-hander started in all 52 of the Islanders' games in left field and was second on the team with 26 runs.

Under Hughes, the Islanders have had three All-Academic honorees, with Tefft joining former Islanders Hannah Schwarz and Greta Cecchetti to the Southland All-Academic teams. Schwarz was named to the first team and Cecchetti to the second team in 2012 during Hughes' first season. 

The all-academic teams are voted on by the head coaches, sports information directors and academic/compliance administrators from each Southland university. Student-athletes must possess a 3.0 cumulative GPA, have completed one full academic year at the nominating institution and participated in at least 50 percent of the team's competition to qualify for the all-academic squad.

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2014 Southland Conference Softball All-Academic Teams

First Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name

University

Class

Hometown

GPA

Major

Alanna DiVittorio^,1,3,#,%

McNeese State

Sr.

Harahan, La.

3.81

Civil Engineering

Elizabeth Arana1,3,#,%

Stephen F. Austin

Sr.

The Woodlands, Texas

4.00

Community Health

Alyssa Coggins1,3,#

Sam Houston State

Gr.

Sealy, Texas

4.00

Business Administration

Katie Roux1,3,#

McNeese State

Sr.

Denham Springs, La.

4.00

Health Education

Brittany Virgoe1,2

Northwestern State

Jr.

Anaheim, Calif.

3.78

Nursing/Psychology

Jamie Allred1,#

McNeese State

So.

Hallsville, Texas

3.87

Accounting

Shalie Day1

Stephen F. Austin

Jr.

Ashdown, Ark.

3.63

Kinesiology

Kirsten Schwirtlich1

Houston Baptist

So.

Corpus Christi, Texas

3.84

Kinesiology/Wellness Management

Tina Schulz1

Lamar

Sr.

Spring, Texas

3.44

Hospitality Management

Taylor Johnson1,#

UIW

Jr.

Schertz, Texas

3.99

Biology

Ashley Nolan1,#

Abilene Christian

Sr.

Coppell, Texas

3.87

Early Childhood Education

Tara McKenney3

Northwestern State

Sr.

Red Oak, Texas

3.41

Communications

 
 
 
 
 
 

Second Team

 

 

 

 

 

Name

University

Class

Hometown

GPA

Major

Lauren Langner2

McNeese State

Jr.

Pearland, Texas

3.50

General Studies

Carlie Thomas

Stephen F. Austin

Sr.

Huntington, Texas

3.43

Nursing

Kaylee Guidry

Northwestern State

Sr.

Walker, La.

3.30

Communications

Cali Burke2

Northwestern State

Sr.

Mesquite, Texas

3.36

Psychology and Addiction Studies

Shay Orsak

Houston Baptist

So.

Katy, Texas

3.54

Management

Shelby Lancaster2

Sam Houston State

Sr.

Tomball, Texas

3.44

Kinesiology

Cadie Weaver

Stephen F. Austin

Sr.

Splendora, Texas

3.88

Professional Accountancy

Dani Tefft

A&M-Corpus Christi

So.

Sugar Land, Texas

3.78

English

Kendall Stiefel

Houston Baptist

Sr.

Katy, Texas

3.84

Education/Composite Social Studies

Anna Jones

Abilene Christian

So.

Wortham, Texas

3.83

Biology

Emily Vincent

McNeese State

So.

Sulphur, La.

3.28

Health and Human Performance

Lyndi Smith

Abilene Christian

Sr.

Uvalde, Texas

3.24

Psychology

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

^2014 Southland Softball Student-Athlete of the Year

1Automatic Selection

2Two-time all-academic selection

3Three-time all-academic selection

#Capital One Academic All-District

%Capital One Academic All-America