May 9, 2008
Greiner, Risbon earn Academic All-District
GROVE CITY, Pa. -- Grove City College softball players Abby Greiner (Pittsburgh, Pa./Thomas Jefferson) and Rachael Risbon (Pittsburgh, Pa./Plum) each earned College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA)/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District II College Division honors Thursday evening from the region's sports information directors.
It is the second career Academic All-District selection for both Greiner and Risbon.
A senior catcher, Greiner hit .367 for Grove City this season. She played in all 38 games, including 37 starts, and finished second on the team with 40 hits. Greiner clubbed 10 doubles and also drove in 23 runs this year. Greiner also earned Second Team All-Presidents' Athletic Conference honors following the season.
Greiner will graduate this weekend with a bachelor's degree in marketing/management. She has accumulated a 3.81 cumulative grade-point average while earning Dean's List honors in each of her first seven semesters. She is a Presidential Scholarship recipient and has been named to the PAC Academic Honor Roll three times.
Greiner is president of the Operation Top Management business honorary and has also been inducted into the Pi Gamma Mu social science honorary along with the Delta Mu Delta business honorary. She is also the vice president of the College's chapter of the American Marketing Association and the Grove City College Law Society.
Last year, Greiner earned Third Team Academic All-District.
Risbon moved back to the outfield in 2008 after playing primarily at second base in 2007. This season, Risbon started 37 games for the Wolverines and scored 17 runs. She moved into the No. 2 spot in the order during the second half of the season and helped the Wolverines close the season with nine wins in their last 11 games.
Risbon owns a 3.90 GPA while majoring in molecular biology. A three-year letterwinner, Risbon is a five-time Dean's List With Distinction honoree. She has twice earned PAC Academic Honor Roll distinction and is also a Presidential Scholarship recipient. Risbon is a member of the Omicron Delta Kappa leadership honorary and is president of the College's Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity.
Risbon received Second Team Academic All-District as an infielder in 2007.
District II College Division includes all non-NCAA Division I colleges and universities in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, Delaware, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. To be nominated for the ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-America program, a student-athlete must be at least a sophomore with a 3.2 or higher cumulative grade-point average and be a starter or significant reserve.
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