FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – In recognition of her performance in the classroom, senior Devon Wallace has been selected to the 2014-15 Capital One Academic All-District 6 First Team. Earlier this week, Wallace was named the SEC Co-Scholar Athlete of the Year when league honors were announced Tuesday.
The Double Oak, Texas, native earned her undergraduate degree in nursing in December 2014 with a 3.88 cumulative grade-point average and went on to pass her board exam in early 2015 to become a registered nurse. This is Wallace’s second Academic All-District honor, having earned previous recognition in 2013.
As a first-team selection, Wallace will now advance to the Capital One Academic All-America Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team honors will be selected later this month. Wallace would become the Razorbacks’ fifth Academic All-American since 2003 joining the list of former standouts Jessica Bachkora (2010), Kim Eiben (2003), Amanda Geile (2014) and Hope McLemore (2013).
Among her highlights on the field in 2015, Wallace blasted her 44th career home run March 16 against Texas to break the program record in front of a national television audience on the SEC Network. During her senior campaign, Wallace led the team with a .354 batting average, seven home runs, 26 RBI and 37 runs scored. She also leaves the program tied for fourth in NCAA history with 235 career walks.
In addition to her standout collegiate accomplishments, Wallace became the first Razorback to be drafted by the National Pro Fastpitch league when she was taken by the Pennsylvania Rebellion with the 20th overall pick.
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 her current institution and be nominated by his or her sports information director.
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