Senior Kate Mollohan earned her second straight first team spot on the 2013 Capital One Academic All-America Softball Team
Senior Kate Mollohan earned her second straight first team spot on the 2013 Capital One Academic All-America Softball Team
Softball - Mon, May. 20, 2013

Towson, Md. – Saint Xavier University senior third baseman Kate Mollohan (Tinley Park, Ill./Andrew) and junior pitcher Megan Nonnemacher (Bloomington, Ill./Normal Community) both claimed spots on the 2013 Capital One Academic All-America® College Division Softball Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).  Mollohan was the only member of this year's honorees to also earn first team recognition on the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America® College Division Softball Team.  Nonnemacher was also a repeat selection as well after earning third team honors last spring.  SXU was the only institution to have two players named to the 11-member first team.  The Capital One Academic All-America® College Division Softball Team is comprised of student-athletes from NAIA, Canadian and two-year institutions.

Mollohan, a mathematics major, has a 3.78 cumulative grade-point average (GPA).  Named the 2012-13 Saint Xavier University Female Student-Athlete of the Year, she also claimed a spot on the All-Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) Softball Team for the third time in her career.  She is the second-leading hitter for the No. 10 Cougars with a .360 batting average.  The team leader with 39 runs batted in (RBI), she has guided the Cougars to a 49-7 overall record.  She also has 58 hits, 20 runs scored, six doubles and a home run on the season.

Nonnemacher, an elementary education major with a 3.87 cumulative GPA, was named the CCAC Pitcher of the Year for the second straight year.  A two-time all-conference pitcher, she helped the 10th ranked Cougars to their impressive 49-7 record, a school record for wins.  She leads Saint Xavier in earned run average (1.58), wins (26), shutouts (10), innings pitched (195.0) and complete games (28).  Nonnemacher, who also pitched her first perfect game this season, is ranked sixth in the NAIA in wins, 12th in strikeouts (221) and 27th in ERA.

To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.  Since the program's inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 18,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.

Click here to see the official release posted by CoSIDA