Kellie Fox Named First-Team Academic All-District

Kellie Fox Named First-Team Academic All-District
TUCSON, Ariz. –

For her work on the diamond and in the classroom, Arizona softball senior shortstop Kellie Fox was placed on the first-team Capital One Academic All-America District 8 squad.

In her senior year at Arizona, Fox has a 3.32 GPA while majoring in literacy learning and leadership.

On the diamond, Fox has started all 52 games at shortstop and leads the team with a .403 batting average. The senior has nine doubles, three triples, 13 home runs and 59 RBI, 25th most in the country. Fox was one of 26 finalists for USA Softball Player of the Year and will compete for the U.S. National Team this summer.

The Academic All-District ® teams include the student-athletes listed on the following pages and are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada. This is the fourth year of the expanded Academic All-America® program as CoSIDA moved from recognizing a University Division (Division I) and a College Division (all non-Division I) and has doubled the number of scholar-athletes honored. The expanded teams include NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II and NCAA Division III participants, while the College Division Academic All-America ® Team combines NAIA, Canadian and two-year schools.

The Capital One Division II and III Academic All-America® program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division II and III national governance structures, to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2014-15 DII and DIII Academic All-America® teams program.

First-team Academic All-District ® honorees advance to the Capital One Academic All-America® Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected later this month and in early June.

Fox and Arizona finish up the regular season this weekend against No. 1 Oregon for senior weekend. The Cats and Ducks kick off the series on Thursday at 7 p.m. PDT.