Cindy Parlow of NCAA Soccer Champion North Carolina Named to GTE Academic All-America Women's Fall/Winter At-Large Team

STAMFORD, Conn. - - Pitcher Nancy Evans of the University of Arizona, a first team All-American who led her team to the championship game of the College World Series, is among the student-athletes named to the GTE Academic All-America Softball Team announced today by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

A senior from Glendale, Calif., Evans finished the season with a 36-2 record and a 0.98 earned run average with 255 strikeouts in 241 innings. She also had three no-hitters, 20 shutouts and batted .366 with seven home runs and 42 runs batted in, helping her team to the College World Series title game, where they lost 1-0 to Fresno State. Evans, named the University Division's GTE Academic All-America Team Member of the Year, is a psychology major with a 3.22 Grade Point Average (GPA).

College World Series participant Traci Conrad of Michigan, a senior infielder from Frankfort, Ill., also made the first team (3.42/sports management/communications) while earning All-America honors.

Two players from the College Division had perfect 4.00 GPA's -- catcher Julie Cobb of Central Missouri St. (occupational safety & health), a junior from Rosemount, Minn.; and infielder Molly Carr of Indiana (Pa.) (education), a junior from St. Mary's, Pa. Pitcher Kelly Schade of Simpson (3.92/economics) was named Team Member of the Year. Schade is a junior from Osceola, Iowa.

The GTE Academic All-America Teams are selected by a vote of the 1,800-member CoSIDA. To be eligible, an athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve and maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.20 on a scale of 4.00. Sports information directors nominate eligible athletes from their schools who are named to district teams prior to being voted upon on the national level. CoSIDA has been selecting Academic All-America teams since 1952.

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Following is a complete list of the GTE Academic All-America Softball Teams in the University and College Divisions:

1998 GTE Academic All-America Womens Fall/Winter At-Large Teams

University Division First Team

Erin BaxterFlorida (Soccer)Jr.Littleton, Colo.3.95/Marketing
Sarah BlossomEastern Kentucky (Cross Country)Jr.Indianapolis, Ind.4.00/Occupational Therapy
Jen BrownBall St. (Field Hockey)Sr.Akron, Pa.3.73/Physical Education
Jill DeVasherAlabama (Swimming)Sr.Tuscaloosa, Ala.4.00/Business Admin.
Richelle FoxNorth Carolina (Swimming)Sr.Scotia, N.Y.3.59/Exercise Science
Gladys GanielProvidence (Cross Country)Jr.Harrington, Maine3.97/Political Science
Kate LandauGeorgetown (Cross Country)Sr.Neversink, N.Y.3.74/Biology/Psychology
Beth LeakeKentucky (Swimming)Sr.Louisville, Ky.3.92/Accounting
Martina MoravcovaSMU (Swimming)Jr.Piestany, Slovakia3.90/Business
Cindy ParlowNorth Carolina (Soccer)Jr.Memphis, Tenn.3.22/Nutrition
Kathy Pesek*Tennessee (Swimming)Jr.Houston, Texas3.89/Audiology & Speech Pathol.
Kelly SmithColorado (Cross Country)Sr.Peroskey, Mich.3.98/English
Jenny StreifferNotre Dame (Soccer)So.Baton Rouge, La.3.49/Pre-Professional Studies
Janelle TranquilloBall St. (Field Hockey)Sr.Reading, Pa.4.00/Finance
Charity WacheraWest Virginia (Cross Country)Sr.Nairobi, Kenya4.00/Community Health

University Division Second Team

Mary BatesWeber St. (Soccer)Sr.Highland, Utah3.95/Diagnostic Med. Sonography
Justi BaumgardtPortland (Soccer)Sr.Federal Way, Wash.3.39/Sociology
Danielle ButschNortheastern (Field Hockey)Sr.Niantic, Conn.3.53/Physical Therapy
Maggie ChanBrigham Young (Cross Country)Jr.Kwai Chung, Hong Kong3.46/Dietetics
Amy EricksonMarquette (Cross Country)Sr.Two Rivers, Wis.3.52/Speech Pathology
Becky Evans Colgate (Field Hockey)Sr.Simsbury, Conn.3.85/Economics/English
Vera IlyinaTexas (Swimming)Sr.Moscow, Russia3.64/Intl. Business
Katherina KechrisUCLA (Cross Country)Sr.Venice, Calif.3.91/Applied Mathematics
Kaarin KnudsonOregon (Cross Country)Sr.Anchorage, Alaska3.91/Journalism
Courtney MathiesonMontana (Soccer)Sr.Redmond, Wash.3.93/Psychology
Cheryl MeltzColgate (Swimming)Sr.Potomac, Md.3.89/Physics
Jennifer McElmuryMinnesota (Soccer)Sr.White Bear Lake, Minn.3.31/Kinesiology
Jessica NonnemacherWest Virginia (Gymnastics)Jr.Reading, Pa.3.95/Accounting
Molly NorthropUtah (Gymnastics)Jr.Peoria, Ill.3.92/Exercise & Sport Science
Kaisa SelesneimiWright St. (Swimming)Jr.Kajaanni, Finland4.00/Psychology
Lisa VincijanovicArizona St. (Gymnastics)Jr.Scottsdale, Ariz.4.00/Zoology/Pre-Med.
Caroline Von SchevenNew Mexico (Skiing)Jr.Kariskoga, Sweden4.00/Finance

University Division Third Team

Merritt BoothAlabama (Gymnastics)Sr.Ft. Worth, Texas3.64/Psychology
Mary ElsassKentucky (Rifle)Jr.Pouquoson, Va.3.78/Communications
Karin ErnstromBaylor (Cross Country)So.Uppland Vasby, Sweden4.00/Mathematics
Lisa FronhoferPittsburgh (Gymnastics)So.Salem, N.Y.4.00/Biology
April HerrityNew Mexico (Soccer)Sr.Simi Valley, Calif.4.00/Elementary Education
Heather LawrenceFlorida (Swimming)Sr.Issaquah, Wash.3.50/Sport Management
Jenny LingamfelterSMU (Swimming)Jr.Austin, Texas3.68/Biological Science
Petra MauritzonBall St. (Swimming)Sr.Kristianstad, Sweden3.90/Exercise Science
Fabiola MolinaTennessee (Swimming)Sr.Sao dos Campos, Brazil3.70/Theatre
Kristina NeptunVirginia Tech (Swimming)Sr.Apex, N.C.3.94/Environmental Science
Tara PerillaJames Madison (Field Hockey)Sr.Allentown, Pa.3.86/Dietics/Pre-Phys. Therapy
Emily RogersSMU (Soccer)Sr.Littleton, Colo.3.68/Finance
Colleen SunderlandRutgers (Cross Country)Jr.Bordentown, N.J.3.99/Biological Sciences
Hailey WappettUtah (Skiing)Sr.Fairbanks, Alaska3.92/Civil Engineering

*GTE Academic All-America Team Member of the Year - University Division

1998 GTE Academic All-America Womens Fall/Winter At-Large Teams

College Division First Team

Vista BeasleyEmory (Cross Country)Sr.Fitzgerald, Ga.3.55/Biology
Kristen BeutlerDenison (Soccer)Sr.Grand Rapids, Mich.3.94/Economics
Monica BradleyDrew (Field Hockey)Jr.Newton, N.J.4.00/Religious Studies
Danielle DuffySwarthmore (Field Hockey)Sr.Media, Pa.3.67/Biochemistry/Pre-Med.
Tiffany EbenspergerWis.-Oshkosh (Cross Country)Sr.Juda, Wis.3.40/Biology/Pre-Vet.
Jennifer ErdosAllegheny (Swimming)Sr.Meadville, Pa.3.96/Biology
Cindy FarrisAngelo St. (Cross Country)Sr.San Angelo, Texas3.97/Mathematics
Katie HorstEast Stroudsburg (Field Hockey)Jr.Dauberville, Pa.4.00/History
Kim LupoEmory (Cross Country)Sr.Germantown, Tenn.4.00/Sociology
Amy MeschkeAustin Col. (Swimming)Sr.Richardson, Texas3.87/Spanish/History
Pauliina MiettinenFranklin Pierce (Soccer)Jr.Helsinki, Finland3.53/Secondary Ed./Psychology
Laura Nelson Wis.-Oshkosh (Cross Country)Sr.Schofield, Wis.3.92/Elementary Ed.
Liz PeckAlbany (Field Hockey)Grad.Pawling, N.Y.3.68/Molecular Biology
Kim RauschWilliam Smith (Soccer)Sr.Bolton, Mass.3.95/Biology
Sharon Sanborn*Case Western (Swimming)Sr.Mesa, Ariz.4.00/Biomedical Engin.

College Division Second Team

Stephanie AndrewsSeattle Pacific (Gymnastics)Sr.Bellevue, Wash.3.90/Business
Charee CampbellDePauw (Swimming)Sr.Kempton, Ind.3.86/Biology
Melanie ForsterHardin-Simmons (Soccer)So.Tyler, Texas4.00/Biology
Elise HenryNebraska-Omaha (Cross Country)Sr.Council Bluffs, Iowa4.00/Biology/Pre-Med.
Casey IezziLebanon Valley (Field Hockey)Sr.Bainbridge, Pa.3.86/English Literature
Lauren JohnsonCal.-San Diego (Soccer)Sr.San Diego, Calif.3.30/Poli. Sci./History
Tina KeckIllinois College (Cross Country)Sr.Millstadt, Ill.3.96/Accounting
Shannon LeBlancMass.-Lowell (Field Hockey)Sr.Amesbury, Mass.3.72/Psychology
Dacotah Joy LehrNorth Dakota St. (Cross Country)Jr.Gackle, N. Dak.3.94/Pharmacy
Kim OlsenNorth Carolina Wesleyan (Soccer)Sr.Avon, Conn.3.70/Biology
Marisa ProctorAlma (Diving)Sr.Tecumseh, Mich.3.98/English
Emilie ReplogleDelaware Valley (Soccer)Jr.Oxford, Pa.3.87/Large Animal Science
Ellen SchultzHope (Cross Country)Sr.Maple City, Mich.3.98/Psychology/Spanish
Lotta ThunbergNew Hampshire Col. (Soccer)Jr.Mora, Sweden3.95/Intl. Business
Julie WaterhouseWis.-LaCrosse (Swimming)Sr.Hartland, Wis.3.73/Spanish/Elementary Ed.

College Division Third Team

Celina BoerMuhlenberg (Soccer)Jr.Maple Glen, Pa.3.85/Biology
Jen CordesAlbany (Field Hockey)So.Windsor, N.Y.3.96/Sociology/Pre-Law
Alissa DraschDrew (Soccer)Sr.Ashford, Conn.3.80/Psychology/French
Doris HausleitnerAla.-Anchorage (Nordic Skiing)Sr.Whitehorse, Yukon, Can.3.66/Biology
Ellie HickersonAmherst (Soccer)Sr.Davenport, Iowa3.65/American Studies
Nicole HorvathRhodes (Cross Country)Sr.Germantown, Tenn.3.94/Biology
Cara JansenCalvin (Soccer)Jr.Denver, Colo.3.92/Biology/Education
Tracy LemonovichCase Western (Cross Country)Sr.Mentor, Ohio3.92/Biology
Tami NewcombRollins (Soccer)Grad.Coral Springs, Fla.4.00/Education
Zuzana RazusovaAla.-Anchorage (Alpine Skiing)Sr.Liptovsky Mikulas,Slovakia
Angie SaulsburyMary Washington (Field Hockey)Sr.Ridgeley, Md.3.95/Geography
Lisa SmithSeattle Pacific (Gymnastics)Sr.Richland, Wash.3.78/Sociology
Leigh Ann TaborNorth Florida (Soccer)Sr.Jacksonville, Fla.3.91/Health Science
Kristy WindyAugustana (Cross Country)Sr.Geneseo, Ill.3.80/Psychology/Elementary Ed.
Becca WoldGustav. Adolphus (Cross Country)Sr.Arden Hills, Minn.3.77/Elementary Education

* GTE Academic All-America Team Member of the Year - College Division