Shortstop is Finalist for Academic All-America Team

Business Administration Major Set Team Records in 4-year UT Dallas Career

May 12, 2008

UT Dallas shortstop and spring graduate Amber Griffin has been elected a first-team member of the Academic All-District team as chosen by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and ESPN The Magazine.

Griffin, who started 154 games during her four-year UT Dallas career, was selected for the District 6 College Division first-team in voting by members of the national CoSIDA organization.

The business administration major graduated with a cumulative grade-point average above 3.8. She previously was recognized as a Distinguished Scholar-Athlete at UT Dallas.

Griffin now advances to be on the national ballot for the Academic All-America Team.

The District 6 College Division includes student-athlete nominees from dozens of NCAA member universities in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Oklahoma.

In her four years at UT Dallas, Griffin set 18 school single-season and career offensive records, including a .474 single-season batting average in her final season.

She was a career .421 hitter, hitting above .400 in three of her four years. She finished with a career stolen-base percentage of over .928.

During her career, Griffin scored 130 runs and had 46 extra-base hits.


Media contact: Bruce Unrue, UT Dallas, (972) 883-6308, bruceunrue@utdallas.edu
or the Office of Media Relations, UT Dallas, (972) 883-2155, newscenter@utdallas.edu

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Amber Griffin
Amber Griffin started 154 games as shortstop in her UT Dallas softball career.

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