Nebraska Wesleyan University had two softball players named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America® College Division Softball Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Senior outfielder Dani Bryant and junior infielder Megan Tieken were both named to the Academic All-America® Third Team.
Prior to this season, just five NWU softball players received Academic All-America® recognition.
Bryant, a Lincoln, Neb., native, has a 3.72 GPA as a Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Spanish major. Bryant was a four-time All-Conference player in the outfield for the Prairie Wolves. She leaves NWU as the school’s all-time leader in stolen bases with 104. The Lincoln Southwest H.S., graduate also ranks fourth all-time at NWU with 151 career hits. Her career batting average of .358 is sixth all-time.
Tieken, an Omaha, Neb., native has a 3.92 GPA in Accounting. Tieken had her best season with the Prairie Wolves this year. She started 30 games in the infield, making 26 starts at second base. She earned All-GPAC Second-Team recognition as a junior. This season the Millard West H.S., graduate was second on the team with a .344 batting average with 31 hits and seven doubles.
Nebraska Wesleyan University now has produced 121 Academic All-Americans® to rank 10th among all schools at all levels in the number of Academic All-Americans®.
The Capital One College Division Academic All-America® softball teams are comprised of student-athletes from NAIA, Canadian and two-year institutions.