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Robinson Named to Capital One Academic All-America 1st Team

May 29, 2015  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Megan Robinson has been voted to the 2015 Capital One Academic All-America® Division I Softball first team, earning Academic All-America honors for the second year in a row.

Megan Robinson has been voted to the 2015 Capital One Academic All-America® Division I Softball first team, earning Academic All-America honors for the second year in a row.

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Liberty senior second baseman Megan Robinson has been voted to the 2015 Capital One Academic All-America® Division I Softball first team, as chosen by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). This is the second year in a row that Robinson has appeared on the Academic All-America team, earning third-team accolades in 2014.

Hailing from Richlands, Va., Robinson became the first Liberty softball player in program history to be voted an Academic All-American last season. She is now the sixth student-athlete in Liberty Athletics history to earn multiple Academic All-America honors.

A total of 34 student-athletes earned inclusion on this year's Capital One Academic All-America® Division I Softball team, divided up into three squads. Of the 34 honorees, Robinson is the lone representative of the Big South Conference.

Robinson is one out of six players to make their second appearance on the Academic All- America® Division I Softball team this season. She joins Oregon's Cheridan Hawkins, Haylie McCleney of Alabama, Arizona State's Amber Freeman, Kelsey Barak of Grand Canyon and Alexa Becker of Murray State as two-time Academic All-Americans.

Robinson holds a 4.0 grade-point average as a youth ministries major. A three-time member of the Big South All-Academic Team, Robinson became the first Lady Flame ever to be named Big South Softball Scholar-Athlete of the Year this season. She has also earned Big South Presidential Honor Roll mention three times and was named an NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete in 2012 and 2014.

A leader on the field, Robinson received Big South All-Conference second team honors as a senior after appearing on the first team in 2014. She hit .322 this season, placing second on the team in batting average. Her .401 on-base percentage also ranked second. Robinson recorded 14 multiple-hit games, including three three-hit contests.

She posted Liberty's longest hitting streak of the season, 14 games, batting .435 from March 7 through March 28. Robinson holds the distinction of recording the first hit and scoring the first run in Liberty Softball Stadium history.