TOWSON, MD (May 27, 2009) - Senior 1B Alex Colyer and junior OF Tiffany Wesley were each named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America for the first time in their careers, the College Sports Information Directors of America announced Wednesday. Colyer earned first team honors, while Wesley was named to the second team. Colyer became the first player to be named to the first team since Kim Wilmoth in 2005, and the two players named are the most for BU since Naomi Fitzgerald (first team) and Ryan Stukel (second team) were honored in 2001.
Colyer (3.90, Pre-Med/Health Sciences) is a three-time first-team Academic All-District and Academic All-Big 12 selection and was named second team All-Big 12 in 2009. The Houston, Texas, native hit .360 on the season with four home runs, 11 doubles and 26 RBI. She finished third in the Big 12 in hits and ninth in batting average during her final Lady Bear campaign.
Wesley (3.98, Pre-Med/Health Science Studies) is a two-time, first-team Academic All-Big 12 and was a first-team Academic All-District selection, as well as a first-team All-Big 12 honoree in 2009. The Baton Rouge, La., native hit .318 with 10 doubles, two home runs and 24 RBI. Wesley also finished fifth in the Big 12 with a 25 stolen bases.
To be eligible for Academic All-America consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his / her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.