Poteat Named To All-District Softball Team

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Lady Mocs senior second baseman Sara Poteat (Thomaston, Ga.) was named to the Capitol One Academic All-District First Team Thursday afternoon as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). It is the second time in her career the Thomaston, Ga.

, native has been named to the District 3 team – the first coming in 2012.

This is the third season in a row a Lady Moc has been named a first-team academic all-district member, beginning with Chattanooga legend Tiffany Baker in 2011. The highly-decorated second baseman is now qualified to be named an Academic All-American.

Academic first-team members are selected based on both their performance on the field and in the class room. Athletically, Poteat is batting .335 with a team-best 56 hits this season. The speedy infielder has stolen a team-high 17 bases and currently ranks third all-time at UTC with 32 stolen bases.

Academically, Poteat maintains a 3.8 GPA and was named to both the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll and Dean’s List in the 2012-13 school year. Sara graduates Saturday with a degree in Exercise Science.

Poteat and the Lady Mocs wrap up their season this weekend as they travel to Burlington, N.C., to take on the Elon Phoenix in the three-game season finale. First pitch of Saturday’s double header is set for 1 p.m. with Sunday’s single game set to begin at 1 p.m. as well.


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