College Sports Communicators Select Four Hawkeyes for All Academic Districts

Four members of Virginia Tech’s softball team have been recognized by the College Sports Communicator for their outstanding performances both on the field and in the classroom. Jamie Bailey, Kelsey Brown, Emma Remley, and Emma Ritter were selected to serve in all academic districts for the 2023 school year.

The College Sports Communicator is an organization that honors the nation’s top student-athletes for their overall academic and athletic performance. To qualify for recognition, a student-athlete must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Bailey, a third-team All-ACC winner, had an impressive .310 batting average in conference play, with 22 hits that included two doubles and six homers. She also excelled defensively as first baseman, committing no errors all season and making 274 outs and six assists. Bailey finished the season with 12 homers, 39 RBIs, and four doubles, placing her third on the team in these categories.

Brown led the team with a .409 overall batting average and a .480 batting average in conference play. With 24 hits, including two doubles, and 11 runs scored, Brown recorded only three strikeouts and five stolen bases in the 16 games she played for the ACC. Overall, she had a perfect stolen base record, stealing 17 bases in her 17 attempts, with a total of 38 hits.

Remley, a second-team All-ACC member, finished the conference season with 121 strikeouts, the most in the ACC. She had a 19-10 career record with a 10-6 record in the ACC, including two shutouts. Remley currently leads the conference in strikeouts per seven innings and is ranked first in the ACC and third in the nation with 268 strikeouts.

Ritter, who was ranked as the hardest player to strike out in the ACC, had a .316 batting average in conference play with five homers, two doubles, and 15 RBIs. She struck out only three times in ACC games and four times in 173 total at-bats this season. Ritter leads the Hokies with 62 hits and has a perfect record in stolen bases, going 16-for-16.

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