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TUESDAY, MAY 08, 2012
Tallhamer Earns Academic All-District Nod

FAIRMONT, W.Va. -- Fairmont State senior Brittany Tallhamer was named first team Capital One All-District 2 team,as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America, have been released to recognize the nation’s top student‐athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. Capital One became the entitlement rights holder to CoSIDA’s Academic All‐America teams programs in 2011.

Tallhamer, a native of Parkersburg, W.Va., batted .306 for the Falcons as the primary first baseman. She collected 45 hits, including six doubles and three home runs, and drove in 25. She committed just four errors on the season. In the classroom, Tallhamer maintained a 3.61 grade-point average while pursuing her master's degree in exercise science.

Tallhamer is now eligible to be considered for the Capital One Academic All-America honors.

The Capital One Division II and III Academic All‐America® program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division II and III national governance structures, to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2011‐12 DII and DIII Academic All‐America® teams program.

First‐team Academic All‐District ® honorees advance to the Capital One Academic All‐America® Team ballot, where first‐, second‐ and third‐team All‐America honorees will be selected later this month.