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May 10, 2007

Wood, Anderson earn Academic All-District V honors

EVANSVILLE, Ind.University of Southern Indiana softball junior outfielder Kathy Wood (Lynnville, Indiana) and senior catcher Lisa Anderson (Chesterton, Indiana) were named to the ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District V second team in a vote by the district's sports information directors.

To be eligible for Academic All-District and All-America, the nominee must be a starter or important reserve with legitimate athletic credentials and at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale. The student athlete must have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing and completed at least one full academic year at the institution.

District V includes NCAA II, NCAA III, and NAIA institutions from Indiana, Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Manitoba and Ontario.

Kathy Wood

Wood, who has accumulated a 4.00 grade point average in exercise science, is on the team for the second time after earning third-team honors a year ago. In 2007, Wood led the Screaming Eagles with a .362 batting average despite playing the last part of the season with a torn ACL.

Wood, who hit her first career home run in the conference tournament, also earned second-team All-GLVC honors in 2007 after leading the Eagles with 13 sacrifices and 10 stolen bases. She is a two-time All-GLVC and one-time All-Region player as well as a two-time Academic All-GLVC performer.

Lisa Anderson

Anderson, who has a 3.60 GPA in elementary education, is on the Academic All-District V team for the first time after hitting hit .282 with a career-high six home runs and 32 RBIs.

Despite missing the 2006 season with a knee injury, Anderson came back to earn second-team All-GLVC honors in 2007. She is a three-time All-GLVC performer, a two-time All-Region player, and a two-time Academic All-GLVC honoree.

Anderson and Wood helped lead the Eagles to the GLVC Tournament for the 15th consecutive season. The Eagles (31-24-1, 13-10-1 GLVC), who finished fourth in the conference tournament, also reached the 30-win plateau for the third straight season and the ninth time in the last 11 years.

USI, which set team records for home runs (28) and doubles (75) in a single season, reached the final four in the conference tournament for the fourth straight year and the fifth time under Head Coach Sue Kunkle.

Dan McDonnell,
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