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2014-05-20 Sendzik, Phillips named CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-Americans
2014-05-20 Sendzik, Phillips named CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-Americans

Sendzik, Phillips named CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-Americans

Author: Wendy Reid
Posted: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 9:54 AM

TOWSON, Md. – Seniors Cheryl Sendzik (Mokena, Ill.) and Justine Phillips (Metamora, Ill.) are among 22 players in the country to be named to the 2014 Capital One Academic All-America® College Division Softball Team. The duo has led the No. 4 Olivet Nazarene University softball team to a 49-3-1 record and their ninth appearance at the NAIA World Series.

Sendzik is a multimedia major with a 3.87 GPA. A first team All-CCAC pick, Sendzik has played in 49 games this season and ranks third on the team with a .444 batting average. She also ranks second on the team with 10 home runs while driving in 54 runs, which is tied for fourth on the team.

Phillips is an elementary education major with a 3.58 GPA. She led the Tigers in runs scored 77), hits (89), triples (7) and doubles (21). She was second on the team in batting average (.471) and total bases (136).

Capital One Academic All-America® College Division softball team is comprised of student-athletes from NAIA, Canadian and two-year institutions. To be nominated, a student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve player on a university college team, who maintains at least a 3.3 cumulative GPA. Voting takes place at the district level by members of CoSIDA and at the national level by a committee.