By Florida A&M Sports Information
NORFOLK, Va. (May 9) – Florida A&M Softball’s Tera Gainer and Jasmin Donaldson earned 2012 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Honors announced today by the conference office, voted on by the conference’s Sports Information Directors and Head Coaches.
Gainer, a 5-7 senior second baseman from Crestview, Fla., earned first team all-conference honors as she finished the season with a .348 batting average, the second highest on the team. Gainer tallied 46 hits in 132 at-bats, scoring 26 runs, while driving in 24. In addition, she collected eight doubles, three triples and one homer on the season.
Donaldson, a 5-2 senior outfielder from Rockledge, Fla., reaped second team all-conference honors as she finished the season with a team high .400 batting average. She tallied 60 hits in 150 at-bats, scoring 34 runs, while driving in 13 runs. She finished the season with nine hits for extra bases as she collected five doubles and four triples.
The Lady Rattlers earned the No. 3 three seed in the Southern Division and will face No. 2 seed Coppin State from the Northern Division in the opening round of the 2012 MEAC Softball Tournament on Thursday, May 10 at the Ormond Beach Softball Complex in Ormond Beach, Fla.
In addition, the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) announced the 2012 Softball All-Academic selections, honoring 71 student-athletes, from the conference’s 13 institutions who achieved academic success during the 2011-12 academic school year.
MEAC sophomore, junior and senior student-athletes with a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average as well as transfer student-athletes who have been in residence at the institution for at least one year are eligible for All-Academic accolades. ”I commend our softball student-athletes who have maintained a 3.0 or better grade point average during this academic school year,” said Commissioner Dennis E. Thomas. “I would further like to applaud the coaches and support staffs for their contributions to the academic success of these student-athletes.”
Florida A&M had five softball players to make the list: Tera Gainer, Jennifer Lindsey, Genesis Lopez, Whitney Robinson and Ashanti Shepherd.