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GTE Academic All-America teams named in softball

 In softball, pitcher Kelly Schade of Simpson College, who pitched a three-hit shutout in the Division III Women's Softball Championship game, was named as the college division's Academic All-America Team Member of the Year.

Schade pitched two shutouts and won four games in the NCAA tournament in leading Simpson to its second national title in the last three years. Also named to the college division first team were infielder Stephanie Carew of Division III runner-up Chapman College; Ithaca infielder Cheryl Wah, who helped her team to the Division III tournament; and North Dakota State outfielder Sarah Schmitz, whose team advanced to postseason play in Division II. Infielder Isonette Polonius of East Carolina was named as the Academic All-America Team Member of the Year in the university division. She is a senior from Curacao, Netherlands Antilles. The GTE Academic All-America Teams in softball is selected by a vote of the 1,800-member CoSIDA. Nominees must be a varsity starter or key reserve and must maintain a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.200 (4.000 scale). Following are this year's teams in softball: University Division First Team


Name                    Position School                    Major
Christine Engelhardt    Pitcher  Southeast Missouri State, Elementary Education
Paige England           Pitcher  Louisiana Tech,           Fitness and Wellness Management
Melanie Manley          Catcher  Middle Tennessee State    Pre-Physical Therapy
Heidi Geier             Infield  Creighton                 Journalism
Michelle Meadows        Infield  Virginia Tech             Science of Food, Nutrition and Exercise
Isonette Polonius       Infield  East Carolina             Business Management
Heather Stella          Infield  Illinois State            Business Administration
Carrie Carpenter        Outfield Michigan State            Family Community Services
Kim Pietro              Outfield South Carolina            Physical Education
Lisa Verheul            Outfield Texas-Arlington           Exercise, Sport and Health Studies
Margaret Hollis         DH       Michigan State            MicrobiologySecond Team
Amanda Scott            Pitcher  Fresno State              Mass Communications
Tarrah Beyster          Pitcher  Oregon State              Psychology 
Erica St. Romain        Catcher  Louisiana Tech            Fitness and Wellness Management
Traci Conrad            Infield  Michigan                  Sports Management/Communications 
Yvette Healy            Infield  DePaul                    Communications
Jennifer Oermann        Infield  Southeast Missouri State  Elementary Education
Karen Stewart           Infield  DePaul                    Secondary Education
Amy Doyle               Outfield Ball State                Secondary Education/History
Kenyail Norris          Outfield Tennessee                 Engineering Science
Mandy Smart             Outfield Purdue                    Movement and Sport Science
Sarah Adams             DH       Southern Utah             Physical Education
Third Team
Keri Malcolmson        Pitcher   North Carolina-Wilmington Biology; 
Kristin Ferguson       Pitcher   Iowa State                Mathematics 
Jennifer Fisher        Catcher   Manhattan                 Physical Education
Nikki Cockrell         Infield   Texas                     Kinesiology/Sports Management
Kelly Olino            Infield   Cornell                   Biological Sciences
Stacy Waite            Infield   Bucknell                  English
Paula Workman          Infield   Texas Tech                High Performance Management 
Steph Midthun          Outfield  Minnesota                 Kinesiology
Regina Speicher        Outfield  Villanova                 Mathematics
Stephanie White        Outfield  Long Island-Brooklyn      Finance
Cortney Madea          DH        Maryland                  Government/Politics.College Division
First Team
Laura Hering           Pitcher   Wisconsin-Whitewater      Sociology
Kelly Schade           Pitcher   Simpson                   Economics
Julie Cobb             Catcher   Central Missouri State    Occupational Safety and Health
Stephanie Carew        Infield   Chapman                   Business Administration
Molly Carr             Infield   Indiana (Pennsylvania)    Elementary Education
Nathalie Fradette      Infield   Columbus State            Exercise Science 
Cheryl Wah             Infield   Ithaca                    Sports Management
Casey Bates            Outfield  Lees-McRae                Biology/Sports Medicine
Stephanie Kraemer      Outfield  Wingate                   Athletic Training
Sarah Schmitz          Outfield  North Dakota State        Industrial Engineering. 
Kristin Muenzen        DH        Ithaca                    English/Sports Info./Communications
Second Team
Tara Buzzell           Pitcher   Nebraska-Omaha            Speech Pathology
Jennifer Segner        Pitcher   Muskingum                 Biology
Jenny Harman           Catcher   North Florida             Elementary Education 
Darcie Berry           Infield   Nebraska-Kearney          Wildlife Biology
Jeanine Evans          Infield   Lycoming                  Biology
Jennifer Garin         Infield   St. Mary's (Minnesota)    Environmental Biology
Michelle Lechner       Infield   St. Cloud State           Applied Psychology
Cathryn Cline          Outfield  St. Francis (Illinois)    Elementary Education
Stephanie Delucia      Outfield  Assumption                Psychology/Social Rehab
Cathy Jacobson         Outfield  Texas Woman's             Kinesiology
Christine Runfola      DH        Catholic                  Electrical Engineering.
Third Team
Julianne Coleman       Pitcher   Florida Southern          Accounting 
Susie Schoales         Pitcher   Hawaii Pacific            Marketing/Corp. Communications
Dina Terceira          Catcher   Wheaton (Massachusetts)   Political Science.
DeAnn Edge             Infield   Anderson (Indiana)        Physical Education
Tracy Hyman            Infield   Lenoir-Rhyne              Nursing
Kim Jones              Infield   Mississippi U. for Women  Exercise Science
Paige Krul             Infield   Rollins                   Spanish/Communications.
Torrie Beauchamp       Infield   Washburn                  Nursing
Sara Kummer            Infield   Illinois Wesleyan         Business Admin.
Molly Rock             Infield   Brockport State           Business Admin.
Jill Hocking           DH        St. Mary's (Minnesota)    Accounting.