(UA) OKLAHOMA CITYâ€”Alabama sophomore first baseman/pitcher Charlotte Morgan was named a third-team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American on Wednesday.
Morgan, a native of Moreno Valley, Calif., boasts a 3.75 grade-point average in exercise sports science. She is the sixth Crimson Tide player to earn Academic All-America honors.
â€œWe are really proud of Charlotte,â€ Alabama head coach Patrick Murphy. â€œShe does such an amazing job of handling her business in the classroom while also being one of the most dangerous hitters in the country and serving as our No. 2 pitcher.â€
Morgan is hitting .425 with 18 doubles, 18 home runs and a school-record 75 RBI. She is also 17-2 in the circle with a team-low 1.29 ERA in 97.1 innings.
Her 18 home runs and 18 doubles rank as the second most in a single season in school history while her 75 RBI are two shy of the SEC single-season record set in 2005 by Tennesseeâ€™s Kristi Durant.
The Crimson Tide opens play in the 2008 NCAA Womenâ€™s College World Series on Thursday, May 29, at 6 p.m. from ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City, Okla. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN HD