Senior Stephanie Brown

Stephanie Brown Named Second-Team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American

May 30, 2007

NOTRE DAME, Ind.- The Notre Dame softball team’s senior outfielder Stephanie Brown (Chandler, Ariz./Corona del Sol) has been named an ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America second-team selection, the College of Sports Information Directors (CoSIDA) announced Wednesday, May 30.

Brown, who earned a marketing degree from the Mendoza College of Business with a 3.42 cumulative grade-point average in May, was one of 11 student-athletes named to the University Division second team. This was the second consecutive season that Brown has earned Academic All-America honors, as she was a second-team selection as a junior.

During the 2007 season, Brown ranked among the conference leaders in batting average (.406), on-base percentage (.464), runs scored (40) and hits (67). For her outstanding play on the field, for the third time in her career, she was an all-BIG EAST first-team selection.

One of the best players in Irish softball history, Brown finished her career ranked among the all-time leaders in eight career offensive categories including hits, runs, stolen bases, home runs and batting average.

On Tuesday night, Lowe’s as part of the Lowe’s Senior Class Award named Brown a second-team All-Senior All-American. The program honors outstanding seniors who excel not only on the field, but also in the classroom and the community.

Brown, a member of Notre Dame’s Academic Honors Program for Student-Athletes, will be beginning her professional softball-playing career with the Chicago Bandits this week.