Morgan Named First-Team Academic All-American

TOWSON, Md. – Alabama senior Charlotte Morgan (Moreno Valley, Calif.) was named to the 2010 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America® Softball Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Morgan garners first-team accolades for the first time in her career.

The senior was tabbed to the second-team last season and earned third-team honors in 2008. Morgan became just the second player in Alabama history (Ginger Jones, 2001) to earn first team honors and also the first softball student-athlete to garner Academic All-America accolades all three seasons of eligibility for the award.

Morgan earned her degree in criminal justice this spring and finished with a 3.80 GPA. She is also a finalist for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award.

On the field Morgan has left her mark as one of the most dangerous bats to ever put on an Alabama uniform. The senior is currently batting .347 and leads the team with 16 home runs and 67 RBI. The Moreno Valley, Calif., native has added 56 walks, sports a .533 on base percentage and is slugging .762.

To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. 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 14,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.

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INFORMATION SOURCE: University of Alabama Athletics Department