Release: May 10, 2011
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DeLuca named to COSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District softball
co-captain honored for athletic and academic accomplishments
VESTAL, N.Y.-- Senior first
DeLuca has been named to the COSIDA/Capital One Academic
All-District Softball Team. The voting, which was done by the
members of the College Sports Information Directors of America
(COSIDA), was based on a combination of her athletic and academic
There were two COSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District Softball
Teams. DeLuca was named to the first team and will advance to
the national ballot, which will be released later in the month.
DeLuca, who has a 3.68 overall GPA as a biology major, ranks
fourth on the Bearcats in batting, third in home runs and fourth
in RBI. She has belted 12 home runs during the past two seasons
and against Siena on April 6, she hit her first career grand
"Stephanie is so deserving of this honor and sets such a
great example for those around her," head coach Michelle
Burrell said. "She has brought so much to the Binghamton
campus and community and we will miss her next year."
Last month, DeLuca was also honored with the SUNY Chancellors
Award for Student Excellence. It was awarded based her record
of academic excellence and accomplishments in leadership, athletics,
career achievement and community service.
In April 2009, DeLuca was inducted into the National College
Athlete Honors Society. The following year, she was named to
the America East Conference All-Academic Team. DeLuca has also
been named to the America East Commissioner's Honor Roll (minimum
3.5 GPA) every semester she has been at Binghamton.
On Thursday, DeLuca and the Bearcats (22-21, 10-7 AE) will take
part in their first-ever America East Tournament. Binghamton
is seeded No. 3 and will face No. 2 Albany on 3:30 p.m. in the
opening round of the double-elimination event.