From Boston University Athletic Communications
May 22, 2014
Capital One Academic All-America Softball Division I Teams
TOWSON, Md. - After helping lead the Boston University softball team to the NCAA tournament and graduating cum laude, senior Jayme Mask has received Capital One Academic All-America honors, as announced Thursday afternoon by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
A native of Grafton, Mass., Mask is just the third Terrier to receive the honor, joining Beth Iwamoto ('97) and Amy Parker ('00) as Academic All-America Second Team members. She batted a personal-best .402 this past season and swiped 34 stolen bases. With her hitting in the lead-off position, BU went on to win the Patriot League title and eliminate American Athletic Conference champion Louisville from the NCAAs.
In the classroom, Mask recorded a 3.44 GPA and graduated with degrees in both biology and psychology. During the annual BU Student-Athlete Awards banquet back in April, she was named the BU Athletics Woman of the Year for excellence in athletics, community service and academics. She was also previously a recipient of the University's Scarlet Key Award after being evaluated in five areas: leadership, commitment, representation, tradition and academics.
The outfielder was the lone Patriot League representative and one of three from the Northeast to earn Academic All-America accolades. She departs BU with several athletic accomplishments, highlighted by career school records for runs scored (172) and stolen bases (123). She tied for first in hits (264) while also finishing second all-time in batting average (.380), tied-for-fourth in triples (14) and seventh in walks (74). During the year, she broke her own record and a 22-year-old Patriot League record for stolen bases in a game with five.