|Sports Briefs: 06-28-14|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Saturday, 28 June 2014 02:17|
BGSU's Brooke Pleger earns
Academic All-America Status
Bowling Green State University's Brooke Pleger has been named to the 2014 Capital One Academic All-America Division I Women's Track and Field/Cross Country Third Team.
Pleger adds another All-American honor to her growing list of accomplishments after being named first team All-American for the second consecutive year by placing third in the hammer throw at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field National Championships.
Pleger becomes just the third BGSU Track and Field student-athlete to be named an Academic All-American, joining Amy Warner (second team in 1987) and Kristin Gaddis (first team in 1996). Pleger boasts a 3.72 grade point average in nursing and was named BGSU's Female Athlete of the Year.
Pleger will compete in the hammer throw at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships today beginning at 11 a.m. The meet is taking place at Hornet Stadium on the campus of Sacramento State University.
Pleger enters the meet with the ninth-best seed mark among the 18 athletes competing at the meet. A year ago, she finished 11th at the USATF Outdoor Championships and will look to improve upon that showing.
Owens softball adds
Maumee's Janie Hudson
Maumee High School's Janie Hudson signed with the Owens Community College softball program Friday.
Hudson earned Third Team All-Northern Lakes League (NLL) honors as a junior before helping lead the Panthers to a regional final appearance as a senior.
Academically, she was a two-time All-Academic team selection at Maumee.
The centerfielder joins Kelly Swope, first base from Rossford High School and Cassidy Rolf, infield, Eastwood High School.
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