Providence, R.I. – Senior Kate Strobel (Denver, CO) and junior Stephanie Thompson (Chino, CA) earned CoSIDA/Capital One First Team Academic All-District honors. Selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America that recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom, Strobel and Thompson will now move onto the national ballot for Academic All-American consideration.
Fourth in the nation in batting average, Thompson ended the year with a .477 average and led the team in hits (51), runs (27), homeruns (9), RBI (27) and total bases (90). As Brown's starting shortstop, she had a 92 percent fielding percentage and a 57 percent on base percentage, which ranks sixth in the nation. The Bears finished the season with a 7-13 mark in Ivy League play.
Thompson holds the individual season record for homeruns in a season with 13 in 2011, and her nine this season ranks third. Also, her 25 walks ranks second, and is fourth in Brown history in hits in a season, seventh in doubles (10).
In just three years, Thompson ranks second in homeruns (24) in a career, second in career batting average (.438), fourth in runs scored (91), third in hits (156), second in doubles (37), and fourth in RBI (82).
Strobel, Brown's starting first baseman for four years, ranks second on the team in batting average with a.408. She led the squad with 27 RBI and nine homeruns, while coming in second in hits (42), doubles (9) and walks (17). She boasted a 98 percent fielding percentage and has a .496 on base percentage.
She ranks third on Brown's all-time list in homeruns in a season (10), sixth in RBI (27) and seventh in batting average (.408). In her career, she is first all-time in homeruns in a career (33), second in hits (159), fifth in at bats (441), fourth in runs (93), and fourth in doubles (31). Additionally, Strobel ranks second in RBI (99), and seventh in career batting average (.361).