Toney, Ricketts Named Academic All-Americans
Toney, an elementary education major from Farmington, Utah, has a 3.77 grade-point average. A senior second baseman, she was named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-Pacific Region second team and was the WAC Tournament MVP. She batted .367 this season with 62 hits and was second on the team with 10 doubles, 44 RBI and 94 total bases.
Toney was ranked in the top-10 in seven different WAC hitting categories this season and led BYU to a three-game sweep through the WAC Tournament on her way to being named the Tournament MVP. Toney helped BYU to a 45-15 overall record, the second-most wins in a season in program history, along with an NCAA Regional appearance.
Ricketts, a San Jose, Calif. native, with a 3.35 GPA, graduated in four years with a degree in psychology and has been accepted into UH’s master’s of nursing program. The pitcher went 28-6 with a career-best .824 win percentage, 30 complete games and a career-high 10 shutouts. She logged 226.0 innings in the pitching circle with 92 walks and 229 strikeouts while holding opponents to a career-low .191 batting average. Ricketts leaves UH as the program’s career record holder with 102 wins, 33 shutouts, 116 complete games, 164 appearances, 938.1 innings pitched, with 818 strikeouts.
To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.
Since the program's inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 14,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.