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

First Team
Katie Marten 1997
Meghan Murray 1997
Second Team
Joy Battersby 1996
Kara McMahon 1997
Katie Marten 1996
Casey McMurray 1993
Meghan Murray 1996
Third Team
Jarrah Meyers 2000
Joy Battersby 1995, 1997
Jenna Knudson 1996
Katie Marten 1995

GTE ACADEMIC All-America Softball Third Team

Name School Position Yr. GPA Major
Beth Dieter Florida Pitcher Sr. 3.94 Undecided
Holly Killion W. Illinois Pitcher Sr. 3.26 Elem. Ed.
Jarrah Myers Notre Dame Catcher So. 3.71 Env. Science
Tara Asbill LSU IF Sr. 3.38 Kinesiology
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.
Charelle Ainslie UNLV DP Sr. 3.84 Kinesiology