May 7, 2010
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Senior infielder Jessica Ziegler has been named to the 2010 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 8 Second Team it was announced this week by CoSIDA. Ziegler is majoring in biochemistry at UC Santa Barbara.
Ziegler is already a two-time Big West Academic All-Conference honoree and has won two UC Santa Barbara Athletics Department Golden Eagle awards for softball, after posting the highest GPA among upperclassmen on her team during the past two seasons.
Not just a standout in the classroom, Ziegler is a leader on the field for the Gauchos. The first baseman is first on the team and second in the Big West with her 50 hits and 19 stolen bases this season. She ranks sixth in the conference with her .327 batting average and has posted a team-best 14 multi-hit games. Defensively, she leads the Big West for fielding double plays (14) and is second with 319 putouts and 344 chances.
Ziegler and her four classmates will be playing their final series at Campus Diamond this weekend as the Gauchos host Pacific for three games. The conference series will kick off with a noon doubleheader on Saturday and conclude with a single game at noon on Sunday. The five UCSB seniors will be honored prior to first pitch on Sunday.
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