BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Junior second baseman Shaela Churchill (Winterville, N.C.) was selected to the Capital One Academic All-District 3 team on Thursday as voted upon members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (COSIDA).
This is the third-straight year that Campbell has had a representative on the all-district team with Churchill joining Taylor McGee (2012), Sarah Forgacs (2011) and Lizzie Goldbach (2011) as honorees. Churchill is now on the ballot for the Capital One Academic All-America Team, which will be announced later this month.
The Winterville, N.C., native carries a 4.0 grade-point average, while working towards her degree in mathematics. The two-time NFCA Scholar Athlete has also earned acknowledgement on the 2012 Big South Presidential Honor Roll and 2011 Atlantic Sun All-Academic Team.
Churchill has posted a .250 batting avg. along with a double and two home runs on the season for the Camels. She has registered 10 runs scored and driven home four runs, while compiling a .933 fielding pct.
The Big South Conference also saw Winthrop's Kathryn Eberlin and Chelsey Shoenfeld and Liberty's Sammi Shivock earn a place on the academic all-district team.
Churchill is the seventh student-atlete to earn academic all-district 3 recoginition during the 2012-13 school year. Colton Burris (FB), Sam Eberwein (FB), Ben Iiames (MSOC), Kurt Odom (FB) and David Olson (BSB) have also earned the honor.
At least one Campbell student-athlete has been chosen to the academic all-district team in each of the last 19 years.
CoSIDA's 1800 members in the United States and Canada nominate players for Capital One Academic All-America® recognition. To be eligible, a student-athlete must be at least a sophomore in academic standing, have at least a 3.30 cumulative grade-point average, and be a starter or key reserve on his or her team. CoSIDA members vote on the all-district teams; then a national panel selects the Academic All-America squads from all first-team all-district choices. District 3 includes all NCAA Division I schools in North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.
The Camels wrap up the regular season against Longwood on Saturday beginning with a game on ESPN3 at 4 p.m. Free audio will be available for the second game of the doubleheader, while a video broadcast is provided for the finale on Sunday at 2 p.m. as Campbell honors seniors Brittany Arnn (Danville, Va.) and Forgacs (Cary, N.C.).
COSIDA DISTRICT 3 DIVISION I (NC, TN, VA)
Pos. / Name / School / Yr. / Hometown / GPA / Major
P / Ellen Renfroe / TENNESSEE / Jr. / Jackson, Tenn. / 3.76 / Psychology
P / Emily Weiman / NORTH CAROLINA STATE / So. / Pasadena, Md. / 3.74 / Sport management
C / Chelsea Ingersoll / CHARLOTTE / Jr. / Charlotte, N.C. / 3.61 / Pre-biology
IF / Raven Chavanne / TENNESSEE / Sr. / Thousand Oaks, Calif. / 3.84 / Political science
IF / Shaela Churchill / CAMPBELL / Jr. / Winterville, N.C. / 4.00 / Mathematics
IF / Haley Pace / WESTERN CAROLINA / Sr. / Canton, N.C. / 3.98 / Biology
IF / Sara Poteat / TENNESSEE, CHATTANOOGA / Sr. / Thomaston, Ga. / 3.80 / Exercise science
IF / Madison Shipman / TENNESSEE / Jr. / Valencia, Calif. / 3.51 / Anthropology
OF / Allie Cashion / APPALACHIAN STATE / Sr. / Waxhaw, N.C. / 3.67 / Actuarial science
OF / Jill Jelnick / EAST / CAROLINA / Jr. / Aliso Viejo, Calif. / 4.00 / English
OF / Leah Taylor / TENNESSEE, MARTIN / Sr. / Brownsville, Tenn. / 3.97 / Marketing
DH / Sammi Shivock / LIBERTY / Jr. / New Castle, Del. / 3.81 / Sport management