Six Ohio Softball Players Earn Academic All-MAC Honors

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The Ohio Bobcats Softball team had six members named to the 2015 Academic All Mid-American Conference Team. Five seniors, Timmie Rappe, Dakota Pyles, Raven King, Adrienne Gebele, Kaylin Clarke, and sophomore Madison Claytor were the six to receive the honors.

The Academic All-MAC award is for a student-athlete who excels on the field and in the classroom. Students must have a 3.2 GPA and participate in 50 percent of the contests to qualify.

Rappe is a communication studies/journalism major. She played in 36 games this season, and had a .259 batting average.

Pyles is an integrated mathematics major. She played in 44 games finishing the season batting .227, hitting four homeruns and knocking in 13 RBIs.

King is a civil engineering/mathematics major. She started in all 47 games for the Bobcats this season. She finished the year with a .248 batting average, eight home runs, 28 RBIs and led the team with a .513 slugging percentage.

Gebele is an applied nutrition major. She played in 45 games this year hitting .239 and knocking in 25 RBIs, which was third on the team.

Clarke is a sports management/business administration major. She played in 42 games, batting an impressive .324 from the plate and 22 RBIs.

Claytor is a pre-sports management major. She played in 29 games and drove in 11 runs.

Gebele and Pyles are receiving the award for the second year in a row. The six players awarded are two more than the team received following the 2014 season.