June 10, 2016
EUGENE, Ore. – Seven Oregon softball players have been named Pac-12 all-academic, the conference announced on Friday.
To be eligible for selection to the academic teams, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade-point average and appear in at least 50 percent of their team’s games.
Costa and Hawkins are three-time first team choice, the most a player can be as first-year players (freshmen and transfers) are not eligible. Mercado was also a second team choice last season. Hawkins was named the Pac-12’s softball scholar-athlete of the year on Wednesday.
Costa boasts a 3.71 GPA in cinema studies while Hawkins has a 3.82 GPA in family and human services. Mercado has a 3.51 GPA in sociology and psychology while Lilley has a 3.56 GPA in sociology.