Stewart, Belak Earn All-ACC Softball Honors

May 7, 2008

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Senior Sarde Stewart was named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference first team Wednesday night, while fellow senior Jenny Belak was named to the second team. It the second year in a row a Terp has made the first team, with Stewart's sister Amber Jackson making All-ACC in 2007.

Stewart leads the Terps this year with a .345 batting average, 10 home runs and 47 RBIs. Her 47 RBIs are tied for second-most in a single season at Maryland. The Fontana, Calif. native's 10 home runs are third-most in a single season.

Belak has broken four school career records in 2008 including hits with 217, stolen bases with 59, triples with 12 and at-bats with 748. Her .328 average ranks second on the Terps this season. The Sierra Madre, Calif. native has 65 hits this season, tied for fourth-most in a single season at Maryland. Her 37 runs scored ranks sixth-most in a single season.

The Terps look to upset second-seeded Virginia Tech at 12:30 p.m. Thursday in the first round of the ACC Softball Championship at Robert E Taylor Stadium.

2008 ACC Softball Awards:

Player of the Year Danielle Spaulding, North Carolina

Pitcher of the Year Angela Tincher, Virginia Tech

Freshman of the Year Alyssa Allbritten, NC State

Coach of the Year Donna Papa, North Carolina

All-ACC First-Team Breanna Brown, North Carolina Charisse Mariconda, Virginia Tech Aileen Morales, Georgia Tech Lisa Norris, North Carolina Cassandra Palmer, North Carolina Shanna Smith, NC State Danielle Spaulding, North Carolina Sarde Stewart, Maryland Angela Tincher, Virginia Tech Carly Wynn, Florida State

All-ACC Second-Team Alyssa Allbritten, NC State Jenny Belak, Maryland Whitney Buckmon, Florida State Whitney Haller, Georgia Tech Kelsey Hoffman, Virginia Tech Jennifer Jacobs, North Carolina Amber Johnson, North Carolina Tiffany McDonald, Florida State Brittany Osmon, Florida State Renee Ramos, Boston College Jenna Rhodes, Virginia Tech Carly Winger, Virginia