Aug. 15, 2006
SAN DIEGO, Calif. -Recently graduated Sara Mason of the University of San Diego has been named the 2006 Pacific Coast Softball Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year. The distinction, selected by the conference's athletic directors, is the highest academic honor awarded by the PCSC.
Mason excelled on and off the field in 2006. She earned San Diego's Best Offensive Award for her team and was named to the second-team all-PCSC after batting .341 with 10 doubles, four triples, one home run, 22 runs batted in and 30 runs scored.
Mason graduated in the spring of 2006 with a major in sociology and minors in Spanish and philosophy after earning a 3.71 grade point average. She was named to the 2006 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America third team after making the Academic All-District VIII team.
Away from the field and the classroom, Mason volunteered with softball clinics in East Asia from 2004-06 and was involved in Athletes in Education from 2004-05 and was a mentor for continuation school students in 2004.
Other 2006 finalists included Jenny Brown (Santa Clara), Laura Segall (Portland State), Bronwyn Russell (Saint Mary's), and Hilary Johnson (Sacramento State).