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Thursday, May 10, 2012 1:59 p.m.

Three softball players named to all-conference teams

Senior Kara Clauss releases a pitch toward her 49ers opponent earlier this season.

Softball seniors Lauren Wilson and Kara Clauss are both members of the Atlantic 10 Second Team All-Conference, while freshman Victoria Valos is a member of the all-conference rookie team. Wilson and Clauss are the first Colonials to earn all-conference honors since the 2008 season.

Wilson also earned a selection to the all-academic team. An exercise science major, the senior maintains a 3.92 GPA and has earned a 4.0 in four semesters over her tenure at GW. She is a two-time NFCA All-American Scholar-Athlete, was named to the A-10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll all seven semesters as a Colonial, and recently earned recognition as a GW Distinguished Scholar for having the highest GPA in the School of Public Health and Health Services.

Clauss, who won a school-record 14 games this season, owns a 2.75 ERA and 102 strikeouts in 183.1 innings of work, including 15 complete games. Clauss also broke records with six shutouts, 29 games started and 35 appearances this season.

In her first season with the Colonials, Valos is hitting .314 with 26 RBIs, 26 runs scored, eight doubles and eight home runs. She’s started all games at shortstop, and leads the team with 49 hits, second in batting average and on-base percentage at .367 and owns third in homers, doubles, RBIs, runs and slugging percentage at .532.