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Menlo College's Larson named Academic All-American

Menlo College junior outfielder Nicole Larson was named to the Capital One Academic All-America first team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America, it was announced Monday.

A native of San Martin, Larson becomes the first Menlo College softball player and the second student-athlete in school history to be named a first team selection of this prestigious award.

With her 3.96 GPA as an accounting major, Larson holds the second-highest GPA of the 11 first-team selections.

On the field, Larson did it all for the Lady Oaks. She appeared in all 30 games, and led the team in nearly every major offensive category including: batting average (.383), runs (25), hits (36), doubles (9), RBI (25), slugging percentage (.681) and fielding percentage (1.000). Larson also blasted three home runs and stole 10 bases in 11 attempts.

As a three-year starter, Larson holds a .339 batting average, .506 slugging percentage and .975 fielding percentage. She is currently tied for fifth all-time in career hits (120), second in RBIs (70), and seventh in runs (69).

To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at his/her current institution and be nominated by her sports information director.

— Menlo Athletics

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