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June 28th, 2010
Bobcats place 101 on league academic honor roll


Texas State led the Southland Conference with 101 athletes placed among more than 900 student-athletes named to the Capital One Bank/Southland Conference Commissioner’s Spring Academic Honor Roll.

Texas State also had the second-most student-athletes record perfect 4.0 grade-point averages (GPA) this spring.

The spring honor roll of 932 student-athletes is the longest in Southland Conference history. The list includes nine student-athletes of the year, seven players of the year and total of 124 4.0 GPAs. The honor roll includes student-athletes who took part in baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s golf, softball, men’s and women’s tennis and men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor track and field.

At the forefront of Texas State’s award winners are Bobcat Scholar-Athlete of the Year Leah Boatright of the softball team, along with all Southland Conference first team selections Kyle Kubitza (baseball) and Krista Puisite (women’s golf).

Boatright, who graduated this spring with a degree in marketing, is a three-time SLC All-Academic honoree and a member of the 2010 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) all-academic District VI team. The Baytown native led Texas State with 39 RBI and eight home runs this season and finished among the top 10 all-time at Texas State in batting average (.284), runs scored (98), hits (165), RBI (118) and total bases (272).

Kubitza finished the spring season with a 3.77 GPA in exercise and sports science and earned Southland Conference all-academic first team honors. On the field, the sophomore hit .354 with a team-best 11 home runs and second-best 58 RBI. Along with first team postseason honors, the Frisco native was named to the Southland Conference all-tournament team.

Puisite, an undeclared major with a 4.0 GPA, tied for second-place at the league women’s golf championship, aiding Texas State’s third conference title. The Riga, Latvia, native led the Bobcat golf team with four top 10 finishes and a 76.4 stroke average.

The list of Bobcats named to the honor roll include 11 members of the baseball team, 13 members of the men’s basketball team, one member of the men’s golf team, seven members of the women’s golf team, 11 members of the softball team, eight members of the women’s tennis team, 31 members of the women’s track team and 19 members of the men’s track team.

A complete list of league honorees can be found here.

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