CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Chattanooga softball junior second baseman Sara Poteat (Thomaston, Ga.) was acknowledged on Thursday for her work on the field and in the classroom by being named to the Capital One Academic All-District 3 as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
As a student, Poteat has been able to balance the time it takes to be a softball player, while focusing on academics. She has compiled a 3.34 GPA working towards a degree in Exercise Science.
The Thomaston, Ga., native is the team and Southern Conference leader in batting average at .448, tallying 56 hits and scoring 43 runs. She has swiped 17 bases on the season, while posting a .500 on-base percentage.
Poteat was the Southern Conference Tournament Most Outstanding Player in 2011 after being selected to the SoCon Second Team as a second baseman.
This is the second regional honor for Poteat as she was named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-South Region Second Team a year ago. Poteat is now in the running to be selected as an Academic All-American, which will be announced on May 24.
Chattanooga has had a player named first team academic all-district for the second-straight season, as Tiffany Baker took the honors in 2011.
The Lady Mocs complete the regular season beginning on Saturday at UNCG with the first pitch of a doubleheader scheduled for 1 p.m. The finale of the series is slated for 1 p.m. on Sunday. Fans can follow all the action with free live stats and audio with links available on the softball schedule page of GoMocs.com