Brinkmeier and Taylor Earn Spots on Horizon League All-Academic Team
INDIANAPOLIS – The Horizon League Softball All-Academic Team has been announced with seven different schools represented on the team. The Phoenix placed two members on the team, seniors Abby Brinkmeier and Allie Taylor. The combined grade point average of all 12 softball players on the team is 3.84.
Each Horizon League school's Faculty Athletics Representative voted on the All-Academic Team.
Green Bay is represented with two players on the list in Allie Taylor and Abby Brinkmeier. Both batters are hitting well over .300 on the season and have been strong performers in the lineup. Taylor is a Spanish and Latin American Studies major while Brinkmeier is an education major.
Taylor and Brinkmeier have been reliable on both sides of the plate this season for the Phoenix, turning in career-best marks in batting average of .341 and .333, respectively.
Taylor recently broke the program's career home run record and heads into the upcoming three-game series with Cleveland State with 18 career home runs. Brinkmeier's OBP of .392 ranks second on the team behind only Taylor's .431 and is another career-best.
To be eligible for All-Academic Team consideration, student-athletes must be starter of important reserve for their team, have completed at least 24 semester (or 36 quarter) hours at their institution and have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.2.
2017 Softball All-Academic Team
Sarah Dowd, Youngstown State, Graduate, Counseling
Mikayela Marciniak, Oakland, Sophomore, Pre-Business Administration
Allie Taylor, Green Bay, Senior, Spanish and Latin American Studies
Jasmine Willis, UIC, Sophomore, Kinesiology – Exercise Science and Health Promotion
Savannah Soppet, UIC, Senior, Kinesiology – Movement Sciences
Jordan Manno, Detroit Mercy, Sophomore, Biochemistry
Savvy Ferstle, Detroit Mercy, Junior, Business Administration/Psychology
Lyndsay Hill, Oakland, Senior, Exercise Science
Abby Brinkmeier, Green Bay, Senior, Education
Taylor Cairns, UIC, Junior, Biological Sciences
Kate Pfeffer, Wright State, Senior, Language Arts Education
Jorgi Calombaris, Valparaiso, Senior, Elementary Education