Rizzi earns Academic All-District honors

WASHINGTON – Junior Megan Rizzi has been named to the 2011 Capital One Academic All-District Softball Team, it was announced on Thursday.  CUA’s starting shortstop, Rizzi was selected to the Third Team in District 2.  Rizzi leads the Cardinals in hitting this season, with a .412 average. 

A native of New Hampshire Rizzi carries a 3.36 grade point average as a psychology major.  She is a member of the Dean’s List and the Landmark Conference Academic Honor Roll.

On the field Rizzi has totaled 42 hits in 35 games for CUA in 2011.  She has 12 doubles, one triple, three home runs and 32 runs batted in.  She has also scored 30 runs, walked 27 times and carries a .647 slugging percentage and a .527 on base percentage.

In addition to her strong offensive numbers Rizzi has registered 51 putouts and 80 assists at shortstop to go along with a .916 fielding percentage.

Rizzi is a two time All-Landmark Conference selection and a 2010 All-Region honoree.  She was the conference’s Rookie of the Year in 2009 and a first team All-Conference selection last year.

For her career Rizzi has totaled a .414 batting average and 136 hits.

Rizzi and the Cardinals head to Pennsylvania on Friday to begin play in the 2011 Landmark Conference Tournament.  CUA, seeded third, will take on No. 2 Susquehanna in the day’s second game beginning at 1 p.m.  Top seed and host Moravian will match up with fourth-seeded Scranton in the opener at 11 a.m.

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