PISCATAWAY, NJ – Rutgers junior infielder Helen Smith (Tucson, AZ) has been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District II Softball Team.
Smith led Rutgers with 58 hits, 11 doubles and a .409 on-base percentage this season, and ranked second for the Scarlet Knights in batting average (.345), runs-batted-in (18) and slugging percentage (.411). Her on-base percentage also ranked as the ninth-best mark in the BIG EAST Conference.
Smith owns a 3.845 grade point average in genetics/microbiology at Douglass College. She was one of 14 members of the All-District II Team, a group that represents Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. To be nominated for the award, a student-athlete must be at least a sophomore with a 3.2 or higher GPA, and must also be a starter or significant reserve. Members of CoSIDA vote to form the district teams, and those honorees are then eligible for the Academic All-America Team.
Rutgers finished the 2004 season with a 25-29-1 overall record and an 8-12 mark in the BIG EAST.
2004 CoSIDA Academic All-District II Team
Megan Richardson, Saint Joseph’s, Jr., OF
Cassie Scofield, St. Francis, Jr., OF
Shanon Treon, Lehigh, Sr., OF
Megan Meyer, Seton Hall, Jr., P
Dana Travis, Saint Joseph’s, Sr., P
Beth Wilcox, Towson, Sr., P
Cara Deldeo, Saint Joseph’s, Jr., IF
D’Arcy Djakalovic, Seton Hall, Jr., IF
Kari Koller, Villanova, Jr., IF
Helen Smith, Rutgers, Jr., IF
Lindsay Trottier, Seton Hall, Jr., IF
Lauren Wible, Bucknell, So., IF
Breanna Steines, Monmouth, DP
Ty Ries, Princeton, Jr., C