Four Named Academic All District
May 6, 2011
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Four University of Kentucky softball players were named to the Capital One Academic All-District teams it was announced Friday. This marks the most honors in a single year in school history.
Aull leads the way for the Blue and White with a selection to the first team and a chance to compete for Academic All-America honors. A senior from Owensboro, Ky., Aull is a Biology major with a 3.87 cumulative grade point average. Aull aspires to become a dentist following the completion of her undergraduate degree. On the field, she is having a banner year with a career-best .373 batting average, eight home runs and 17 stolen bases.
Dill and Riley were both named to the All-District second team squad in the infield and as a pitcher, respectively. Yocke was tabbed third team All-District as a catcher. These mark the first such honors for all four players in their careers.
Riley has been a tremendous force both in the circle and at the plate for UK this season. She is batting a career-best .372 with seven homers and 25 RBI. She is 11-4 as a starting pitcher with a 2.83 ERA and 57 strikeouts tossed on the year. Riley is a junior from Bowling Green, Ky., and is a Biology major with a 3.82 grade point average.
Dill, a sophomore from LaGrange, Ohio, is a dual-major in Exercise Science and Psychology with a 3.71 grade point average. UK's starting shortstop paces the squad with a .387 batting clip and 18 stolen bases on the year. She has career-highs in doubles, triples and on-base percentage.
Yocke owns a career-high .346 batting clip with career-bests in home runs (10) and stolen bases (10) in her final campaign. She has started every game of her career and owns a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage as a catcher this season. A senior from Sunnyvale, Calif., Yocke is a Kinesiology major with a 3.54 grade point average.
The Wildcats return to action for a three-game series with No. 23 Auburn beginning Friday May 6 at 7 p.m. ET.
Complete coverage of the UK softball team can be found at UKathletics.com all season long.