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SOFTBALL'S AMEDRO, GRAZIANO, TENNIS' WHEATLEY SELECTED AS 2002 VERIZON FIRST TEAM ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICANS; LACROSSE'S MILANI EARNS SECOND TEAM HONORS
Senior Angie Amedro and sophomore Jess Graziano were selected as members of the 2002 Verizon Academic All-America District Two University Division Softball First Team. They are joined as Retriever Academic All Americans by senior tennis standout Kathryn Wheatley, who also earned First Team At-Large honors, and senior lacrosse defender Beth Milani, who earned Second Team At-Large honors. Amedro, a Pre-Physical Therapy major, is a four-year letter winner in softball, and currently holds a 2.30 ERA and 17-8 record. The senior from Pennelville, NY will be attending Duke University in the fall as a student in the Physical Therapy program.Graziano, also a Pre-Physical therapy major, is the Retrievers' starter in first base. She currently ranks second on the team with a .996 fielding percentage, and is third in both runs scored (39) and runs batted in (39).Wheatley, is a 3.94 Biology major, who also earned Academic All American status as a sophomore. She returned the courts full-time this season after suffering through painful wrist injuries that required surgery after last year. She was 16-2 at #6 singles, helping the Retrievers earn their fourth consecutive NCAA bid. Milani, a 3.95 History major, was a First Team All NEC defender in women's lacrosse. Wheatley and Milani shared the Matt Skalsky Outstanding Scholar Athlete award at the Varsity Awards ceremonies on May 6.Amedro, Graziano, and Wheatley, now proceed to the national balloting. Those recipients will be announced in late May and early June respectively.