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Bell, Thompson named to 2017 WCC All-Academic Team

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. – Seniors Lauren Bell and Ashley Thompson were named to the 2017 West Coast Conference Softball All-Academic Team, as announced by the conference on Thursday.

Bell and Thompson were both recognized for their pursuit of academic excellence in conjunction with their contributions to their team. Additionally, senior McKenzie St. Clair received all-academic honorable mention.

Bell has hit .291 so far this year in the No. 2 spot in the lineup. In sacrifice hits, she leads the team with 10. She has anchored the infield at second base all year, starting 51 games. In WCC play, she hit a grand slam against Pacific, the second of her career.

At first base, Thompson has started all 52 games this season. She is currently hitting .327, notching 38 RBI and eight home runs. She is second on the team in runs with 42. On senior day against San Diego, she went 3 for 3 with two runs, one RBI and one home run.

In 25 games played in the outfield, St. Clair is hitting .255. At Southern Utah, she went 2 for 3 with two runs, including a solo home run.

At the end of each athletic season, the WCC selects an all-academic squad for each WCC-sponsored sport. To be considered, a student-athlete must maintain at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average, while also being a significant contributor to her team.

2017 WCC Softball All-Academic Team
Name School Class GPA Major
Kelsie Barnard Santa Clara Soph. 3.64 Chemistry
Lauren Bell BYU Sr. 3.43 Exercise Science
Geenamarie Bonilla Santa Clara Sr. 3.71 Communication
Molly Bourne Pacific Jr. 3.50 Economics
Brooke Christensen Loyola Marymount Jr. 3.35 Psychology
Amanda Delfino Santa Clara Sr. 3.40 Communication and Spanish
McCall James Santa Clara Jr. 3.36 Economics
Lindsey Matoi Loyola Marymount Jr. 3.63 Civil Engineering
Shannon McKeon San Diego Soph. 3.62 Undeclared
Katie Moss Saint Mary's Sr. 3.30 Kinesiology: Health Promotion
Caitlin Reynolds Pacific Soph. 3.89 Psychology
Olivia Sandusky San Diego Sr. 3.80 English
Taylor Spence San Diego Soph. 3.45 Psychology
Ashley Thompson BYU Sr. 3.46 Exercise Science
Andy Wellins Loyola Marymount Sr. 3.45 Communication Studies
Kaitlyn Whitt Saint Mary's Jr. 3.37 Justice, Community & 

2017 WCC Softball All-Academic Honorable Mention
Taylor Bojoruquez, Santa Clara; Ciara Gonzales, Santa Clara; Caitlin Harman, Loyola Marymount; Kenya Lindstrom, Pacific; Bailey Lotz, Santa Clara; McKenzie St. Clair, BYU; Sarah Stone, San Diego; Anne Yates, Santa Clara