Waldrop Named To Capital One Academic All-District Team

Virginia Waldrop (Sal Onorato photo)

Advances To National Ballot

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Virginia Waldrop, who started a career-high 40 games this spring, has been named to the Capital One Academic All-District I softball team.

Waldrop, a senior from Houston, Texas, appeared in 120 games in her career. This season she matched her career-high with 11 runs scored. Her top performance came in a victory over Central Connecticut when she had two hits, scored two runs and knocked in a pair.

Waldrop, a humanities major, also has excelled off the field. She co-initiated and organized Bulldog PAWS (Pediatrics Alliance with Student-Athletes), a program that pairs Yale varsity athletic teams with pediatric neurosurgery patients at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

This is the second academic honor for Waldrop, who was named to the all-district second team last year.

Yale has had at least one player earn academic all-district honors in 14 of the last 16 years.

Waldrop now advances to the national ballot where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected later this month.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity