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May 8, 2009

Tech’s Lacie Coquerille named second-team Academic All-District

Softball team's 12th Academic All-District honor

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Tech’s Lacie Coquerille has been named to the 2009 CoSIDA Academic All-District IV second team, one of four players from the Ohio Valley Conference recognized. The CoSIDA Academic All-America program is sponsored by ESPN The Magazine.

A sophomore infielder from Rocky Face, Ga., Coquerille is Tech’s leading hitter with a .317 batting average. One of three players to have started every game this year for coach Tory Acheson’s squad, she also leads Tech in runs scored, hits and on-base percentage. She is second on the team in doubles and home runs, and has struck out only 10 times in 186 trips into the batter’s box.

Named first-team all-OVC, Coquerille has split her time between second base and shortstop this season. She also started every game last year as a freshman, and was named to the OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

The daughter of Don and Robin Coquerille, Lacie owns a 3.80 GPA while majoring in biology.

Coquerille becomes the 94th Golden Eagle named to CoSIDA Academic All-District IV teams since 1985. She is the 12th member of the softball team to earn the honor.

Previous Tech softball players named Academic All-District include Tuesday Frase (1990), Lisa Johnson (1990), Andrea Roark (1991, 1992, 1993), Mary Beth Coombs (1994), Stacy Hughes (1996, 1997), Amy Ayers (1998), Brandy Henry (2000), LeeAnne Mongar (2002, 2003), Beth Boden (2006, 2007, 2008), Stephanie Fischer (2008) and Kristyn Castanzo (2008).

Of those players, seven -- Johnson (1990), Roark (1993), Hughes (1996), Henry (2000), Mongar (2002, 2003), Boden (2007, 2008) and Fischer (2008) -- have made the Academic All-America team.

The CoSIDA Academic All-America and Academic All-District is organized and voted on by the College Sports Information Directors of America. District IV consists of schools in Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee and Alabama.

Joining Coquerille from the OVC on the second-team were cacher Bianca Cardenas of Morehead State, infielder Bridget Metzger of Tennessee State, and Laura Roberts of UT Martin.

2009 Academic All-District Softball Team
District 4 University Division

FIRST TEAM

Pos. Name School Yr. Hometown
P Kimberly Reeder OHIO STATE Sr. Salinas, Calif.
P Hayley Wiemer BOWLING GREEN STATE Sr. Sylvania, Ohio
C Jen Lapicki TENNESSEE So. Oldwick, N.J.
IF Sarah Earley AKRON So. Venetia, Pa.
IF Kylie Harmon SAMFORD Sr. Matthews, Ala.
IF Tiffany Huff TENNESSEE Jr. Saugus, Calif.
IF Kellie Sirus LIPSCOMB Jr. Sarasota, Fla.
OF Kristi Cunningham LOUISVILLE Sr. Gallatin, Tenn.
OF Angela Findlay MICHIGAN Jr. Lockport, Ill.
OF Lillian Hammond TENNESSEE Sr. Chattanooga, Tenn.
DP Charlotte Morgan ALABAMA Jr. Moreno Valley, Calif.

SECOND TEAM
Pos. Name School Yr. Hometown
P Anna Thompson AUBURN Sr. Huntsville, Ala.
P Kristen Wadwell LOUISVILLE Jr. Sydney, Australia
C Bianca Cardenas MOREHEAD STATE Jr. Santa Ana, Calif.
IF Lacie Coquerille TENNESSEE TECH So. Rocky Face, Ga.
IF Victoria Haddad OHIO STATE Jr. Valparaiso, Fla.
IF Bridget Metzger TENNESSEE STATE Jr. Rochelle, Ill.
IF Kala Moore TROY Jr. Verbena, Ala.
OF Lauren Dortwegt LIPSCOMB Jr. Downers Grove, Ill.
OF Laura Roberts TENNESSEE-MARTIN Jr. Johnston City, Ill.
OF Brittany Rogers ALABAMA Sr. Dacula, Ga.
DP Melissa Bott BOWLING GREEN STATE So. Dover, Ohio