June 8, 2000
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – – Notre Dame sophomore catcher Jarrah Myers (Carbondale, Kan.) has been named to the 2000 GTE Softball Academic All-America Third Team. She becomes the seventh Irish softball player and first since 1997 to be so honored.
An environmental science major with a 3.71 grade-point average, Myers is a two-year starter for the Irish at the catching position in 2000 and at third base in 1999. She was voted to the 2000 all-BIG EAST first team after receiving conference rookie-of-the-year honors a year ago. Myers was second on the team this past season in home runs (12) and RBI (47), while posting a .326 batting average. A member of the University’s academic honors program for student-athletes, she was the team’s 2000 recipient of the Knute Rockne Student-Athlete award.
Myers joins six other Notre Dame softball players who have earned GTE Academic All-America honors, including three-time member Katie Marten (1995-97).
The 2000 Notre Dame softball team finished with a 47-14 overall record, its best in program history, and a #24 national ranking. The Irish captured their second consecutive BIG EAST championship and fifth straight regular season title before falling to Central Michigan in the NCAA regionals in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Notre Dame Softball GTE Academic All-Americans
|Joy Battersby||1995, 1997|
GTE ACADEMIC All-America Softball Third Team
|Holly Killion||W. Illinois||Pitcher||Sr.||3.26||Elem. Ed.|
|Jarrah Myers||Notre Dame||Catcher||So.||3.71||Env. Science|
|Keely Franks||Texas||IF||Sr.||3.69||Sports Man.|
|Kylie Sloan||N. Iowa||IF||Sr.||3.89||Biology|
|Sandy Taylor||Utah State||IF||Sr.||3.25||Pol. Sci./Law|
|Jessica Mack||Manhattah||OF||Jr.||3.91||Elem. Ed.|
|Nicole Weston||C. Michigan||OF||Sr.||3.84||Health Fit.|
|Becky Witt||Fresno State||OF||Jr.||3.62||Sports Med.|