May 7, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Alicia Herron, a senior captain on the Ohio State softball team, was named to the Capital One Academic All-District V First Team for the third time in her career last Friday. The four-year starter at shortstop, Herron leads the Big Ten with a .779 slugging percentage and 13 home runs , while maintaining a grade-point average greater than 3.30 in speech and hearing science.
The Cypress, Calif., native becomes the first Buckeye in program history to be named to an All-District V Team in three-consecutive seasons.
Herron currently ranks second in the all-time Ohio State record book with 48 home runs, 174 RBI and 165 runs scored to date. She has started in 209-210 games played in her career, including 46 contests in 2012.
The three-time All-Big Ten selection, Herron leads the Buckeyes this season in multiple categories, including batting average (.374), runs scored (45), triples (4), home runs (13), RBI (46), total bases (102), slugging percentage (.779), walks (44), on-base percentage (.552) and stolen bases (12).
Ohio State (29-22, 8-12 Big Ten) wraps up the 2012 season Friday-Saturday at Penn State in State College, Pa.
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