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UMBCís Dana Shepherd Named to Academic All-District Softball First Team for Second Straight Year
Dana Shepherd ranked fourth in the nation in doubles.
Baltimore-UMBC junior second baseman Dana Shepherd (
Shepherd also earned all-district first team honors last season.
Shepherd batted .320 this season with a team-best 55 hits and 46 runs scored. She clubbed a school-record 19 doubles, ranking fourth in the nation. She also hit six home runs, posted 21 RBI and stole 13 bases in 14 attempts. Shepherd led the America East in doubles and runs and also ranked among the league leaders in slugging percentage, hits, total bases and steals.
The infielder is climbing UMBCís record books, as she ranks among the top 10 all-time in school history in runs (5th, 130), doubles (5th, 40), extra-base hits (5th, 63), hits (T-6th, 190), home runs (T-6th, 19), RBI (8th, 103), at-bats (9th, 583) and stolen bases (T-9th, 40).
Shepherd excels in the classroom, as well. The financial economics major has posted a 3.75 cumulative grade-point average and has earned a perfect 4.0 GPA twice. She was named to the America East Commissionerís Honor Roll last spring, and she has earned Deanís List recognition in three out of her five completed semesters.
The Academic All-District II team in the university division consists of one catcher, four infielders, four outfielders, two pitchers and one designated player from Division-I schools
The Retrievers finished the season 32-18 overall and 13-8 in conference action. Second-seeded UMBC advanced to its first-ever America East championship game but lost to fourth-seeded