Grimes and Scott Earn Academic All-District Honors
Florida Southern seniors Randi Grimes and Karlyn Scott were each voted First Team Academic All-District this week in recognition of their achievements both on the field and in the class room. Both players are now on the ballot for the Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-American Team, which will be announced on May 23.
To be eligible for the team, student-athletes must have a minimum 3.30 cumulative grade point average to be eligible, be at least a sophomore, and have completed one full academic year at the college or university where they are currently playing. They're also required to be a starter or key reserve.
Grimes carries a .327 batting average into the postseason, leads the team with 16 doubles, and is second with 38 RBI. She ranks third in the SSC in doubles and sixth in RBI, has two home runs, and is tied for the team lead in walks with 14, giving her a .371 on-base percentage. The senior from Lakeland has started all 52 games at first base this year and hit #3 in the lineup in all of them as well. In both of Florida Southern's extra-inning wins this season, it was Grimes who drove in the winning run. She also hit a two-out, 2-run double that tied a game at Saint Leo in the seventh inning and led to another Moccasin win. Grimes was a First Team All-SSC selection as a junior in 2011 after coming to Florida Southern from the State College of Florida-Manatee.
Scott is in her first full season as a starter and has started all 52 games in centerfield. The senior from Crawfordville leads the Moccasins and ranks third in the SSC with a .375 batting average and sixth with a .421 on-base percentage, hitting first or second in the batting order all year. Among her 63 hits are four doubles, two triples and one home run, and she's also picked up 20 RBI and scored 43 runs. Scott has been perfect on the bases this year by going 26-for-26 in stolen base attempts, and is one of only three players in Division II with at least 20 steals who was not caught during the regular season. Her overall streak of 40 in a row is the second longest in school history. Scott was voted First Team All-Sunshine State Conference one day before she was named to the academic all-district team.