May 8, 2012
El Paso, Texas- UTEP softball's Chelsea Troupe was named to the Conference USA All-Academic Team league officials announced on Tuesday. The team consists of 11 softball student-athletes with a 3.2 cumulative grade point average or better and must be a starter or key reserve on their team.
Troupe, an Oceanside, Calif. native, holds a 3.43 GPA as an Education major. This is the first time Troupe has been named to the All-Academic team. She has been a three-time selection to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Troupe was one of only two miners to start in every game for the Miners during the 2012 campaign. She ranks among the conference's Top 5 in 11 major offensive categories. Her 19 home runs placed her 10th in the nation in the category. Troupe batted a stellar .426 in 53 games for the Orange and Blue driving in 44 on 69 hits and scoring 56 runs.
A complete list of the 2012 Softball All-Academic honorees is below:
2012 Conference USA Softball All-Academic Team (*Repeat Selection)
NAME - SCHOOL - YEAR - GPA - MAJOR
Jill Jelnick - East Carolina - Sophomore - 4.00 - English Education
**Jennifer Klinkert - Houston - Senior - 3.84 - Nutrition
*Rebecca Gamby - Marshall - Senior - 3.72 - Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Jessica Hughes - Marshall - Grad - 3.90 - Accounting
*Leslie LeJune - Southern Miss - Senior - 3.67 - Kinesiotherapy
Jill Barrett - Tulsa - Sophomore - 3.64 - Exercise & Sports Science; Education
Cassidy Bowen - Tulsa - Junior - 3.62 - Marketing
Catherine Crawford - UAB - Senior - 3.89 - Psychology/Sociology
**Mandy Lowman - UAB - Senior - 3.76 - Mathematics/Secondary Education
**Natalie Land - UCF - Senior - 3.70 - Athletic Training
Chelsea Troupe - UTEP - Senior - 3.43 - Education