Capital One Academic All-District honor for Quinn
STARKSVILLE, Ms. -- Consistency has been a key not only to Jaclyn Quinn's success in intercollegiate softball, but also as a top-notch student.
For the second consecutive year, Quinn (Chesapeake, Va./Hickory) has received Capital One first team Academic All-District V honors, as determined by the College Sports Information Directors of America. District V includes colleges and universities in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. She is now eligible for Academic All-America honors to be decided later this month.
Quinn, soon to be a May graduate, is a comprehensive liberal arts studies major, with a curricular emphasis. She is a five time Dean's List honoree and carries a 3.7 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Quinn, selected as VWC's 2012 Outstanding Senior Female Athlete, is the fifth VWC softball standout to receive CoSIDA honors and the third to earn recognition two consecutive years. Mandy Nixon did it in 2007 and 2008 and Alison Mazur was the first in 2000 and 2001.
Success in academics has been complemented by accomplishment on the softball field. Since trasferring to VWC as a sophomore from Division I Iona College, Quinn has emerged as one of the best to play the game for the Marlins.
In her first year she led the team with eight home runs and 247 putouts and had the second highest batting average at .432. As a junior she led the team with a .383 batting average, 44 hits, 18 doubles, and 39 runs-batted-in. This season she recorded the third highest batting average at .392, ranked second with 47 hits, and led the team with five triples.
The 2012 Marlins connected for 385 hits, the eighth highest total in program history, with the help of Quinn (right), who knocked out 47, and Bertovich, who belted 43. They ranked third and fifth among the VWC hitting leaders and combined for 17 doubles, including 11 by Quinn who increased her career total to 48, the second highest ever by a Marlin. Quinn also tied for the team lead with five triples and ranked second with 118 putouts. Bertovich knocked in the second highest total of RBI (36) for th e Marlins and ranked third in assists (49).
It's no surprise that Quinn will exit the program ranked among the best in VWC history. She produced an impressive .403 career batting average, the third best in VWC history, and ranks No. 2 in home runs (14), No. 2 in doubles (48), No. 4 in RBI (121), No 5 in putouts (571), and No. 7 in runs scored (123).
Quinn received her third consecutive first team All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference honor this year, marking her as only the second VWC softball player ever to earn three first team awards. She is the 12th Marlin softball standout to merit three ODAC honors overall. She is also a two-time All-Atlantic Region honoree, with 2012 awards still to be announced.
Quinn helped Virginia Wesleyan to a 30-12 record this season, marking the program's second 30+ win season in three years, and seventh overall. The Marlins dominated the league in the regular season, rolling to a 17-1 finish.