Arana Selected To SLC All-Academic First Team
June 18, 2013
FRISCO, Texas – Stephen F. Austin junior shortstop Elizabeth Arana was named to the 2013 Southland Conference Softball All-Academic First Team, the league announced on Tuesday. It marks the second time in her career and the second straight season that Arana earned all-academic first-team honors.
Arana, a native of The Woodlands, Texas (The Woodlands HS), posted a 4.0 GPA for a second straight year while majoring in Health Science and most recently was named a Capital One Academic All-America Third Team at the end of May. She also earned Capital One Academic All-District 7 honors following the season.
Arana led SFA in batting average (.399), runs (29), hits (57), doubles (12), triples (2), home runs (3-tied), RBI (25), total bases (82), slugging percentage (.573) and on-base percentage (.482). She stepped her game up even more in conference play, leading the Southland in batting over a 26-game span at a staggering .459 clip.
The junior finished league play second in hits (39), fourth in runs (23), third in total bases (57), third in doubles (7), third in slugging percentage (.671) and second in on-base percentage (.511). Arana also played superb defense at shortstop where she had a .977 fielding percentage and a team-high 82 assists.