Gellerman Named Academic All-American

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Kaleb Carter

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Updated Thu, May 23, 2013 12:52 pm
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Ohio's Lauren Gellerman steps into the batter's box in game one against Ohio State. The senior had three home runs in the doubleheader against the Buckeyes on Tuesday.

Ohio University softball standout Lauren Gellerman has managed to pick up yet another honor even after she has finished her time with the program.  It was announced Thursday that Gellerman was named to the second team Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-America, one of 33 softball players in NCAA Division I to be so honored.

Gellerman was one of two players in the Mid-American Conference to receive this recognition, with Kent State’s Jessacca Gironda being the other. On top of that, Gellerman was awarded the MAC Scholar Athlete of the Week award twice during the course of the 2013 season.

The integrated mathematics major yielded a 3.889 GPA.

Her classroom dedication did nothing to limit her on-field productivity, with this her senior season being a record-breaking one in numerous categories.

Gellerman maintained a .405 batting average and broke single-season Ohio records for home runs (26) and RBIs (60).  She crushed Ohio career records in RBIs (137) and home runs (48). Her home run total currently stands at third in Division I, and her slugging percentage of .948 is good enough for fourth in the country. All the while calling a smart game behind the plate and yielding a 98.4 fielding percentage as the team’s primary catcher.

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