Four Cavaliers Named Academic All-ACC

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Four Virginia student-athletes have been named to the 2010 Atlantic Coast Conference All-ACC Academic Softball Team, as announced Tuesday by ACC Commissioner John D. Swofford.

Alison Pittman (Jr., Newburg, Pa.), Alex Skinkis (Fr., La Palma, Calif.), Abby Snyder (Sr., Cantonment, Fla.) and Taylor Williams (Fr., Woodbridge, Va.) were each named to the squad. Pittman earned the honor for the second time, while the other three players were selected to the team for the first time.

To be eligible for consideration, a student-athlete must have earned at least a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained at least a 3.00 cumulative average during her academic career.

Pittman played in 50 games with 46 starts, mostly behind the plate for the Orange and Blue. She was fourth on the team with a .254 average and was second with 16 stolen bases.

Snyder started 56 games at third base, a position she played all four years of her Cavalier career. Snyder hit .246 and was second on the squad with six doubles.

Skinkis, who started 55 games at second base, was third on the team with a .264 average, the highest among Virginia first years. She also recorded 26 runs and 20 RBI in her rookie campaign.

Williams started 56 games in the outfield and finished the year with a .246 average. She was 12-of-13 on the basepaths for the Cavaliers.