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Three Red Raiders Named to CoSIDA Academic All-District Teams

Ashley Hamada

Ashley Hamada

Ashley Hamada was one of three Red Raiders named to the Capital One All-District team Friday.

May 4, 2012

LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech had three softball students-athletes represented on the Capital One Academic All-District teams that were announced Friday by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Holley Gentsch (Hewitt, Texas) and Ashley Hamada (Touchet, Wash.) led the group with their second-straight selection out of district seven. Gentsch advanced from the all-district round a year ago to be named to the Academic All-American second team, the highest academic award any Tech player has received in school history.

Joining the two seniors on the team was sophomore Brittany Talley (Little Elm, Texas), who on top of being one of Tech's top two pitchers this year, is a chemical engineering major with a 3.87 grade-point average. It marked the sophomore's first academic award in her career.

The three student-athletes were among seven Big 12 players honored on the team as Kansas was the only other school with multiple selections. All-district selections are all eligible to advance to the All-American round which will be announced later in the season.

The Red Raiders close the regular season this weekend with a three-game set against Oklahoma State. The series begins with a 1 p.m. first pitch Saturday at Rocky Johnson Field.



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