ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- Sophomore outfielder Mariah Cole (Springfield, Ill./Chatham Glenwood) sophomore pitcher/designated player Madeline Lynch-Crumrine (Sedro-Woolley, Wash./Sedro-Woolley) and senior outfielder Julie Sherman (Hickory Hills, Ill./Stagg) each earned honorable mention Missouri Valley Conference scholar-athlete recognition according to an announcement by the league office Monday.
Cole started 47 games in the outfield for the Braves this spring and was named a Missouri Valley Conference Good Neighbor Award recipient last week in addition to also garnering Bradley's Carl Grose Service Award earlier this month. She was fourth on the team with seven stolen bases and her 14 runs scored were sixth on the squad.
A health science major with a 4.0 cumulative grade point average, Cole hit .306 with runners in scoring position and boasted a team-best eight outfield assists while owning a perfect fielding percentage on 54 chances.
Lynch-Crumrine was a First-Team All-Mideast Region selection and is a two-time First-Team All-MVC selection. She led the team in batting average (.299), ERA (2.64), wins (11), innings pitched (196.1) and strikeouts (85). The only player in the MVC with 10 or more victories in the circle and 40 or more hits this season, she hit .307 in Missouri Valley Conference play and had hits in 12 of the final 15 games to conclude the season.
A psychology major, Lynch-Crumrine owns a 3.31 cumulative grade point average and was a two-time Bradley Country Financial Scholar-Athlete of the Week selection this spring.
One of three players on the team to start all 51 games this year, Sherman led the Braves in hits (51), runs (31) and stolen bases (18). She scored 21 of her team-best 31 runs in MVC play and her season run and stolen base totals were both the most by a Bradley player since 2004. Sherman had a team-best 16 multi-hit games and finished her career 10th in school history in games played and runs scored. Her 31 runs tied for the 10th best season total in school history and her 18 steals, which tied for fourth in the MVC in 2012, is sixth among BU season marks.
An accounting major, Sherman owned a 3.48 cumulative grade point average. She hit .328 with runners on in her final season on The Hilltop.
In order to be eligible, student-athletes must have at 3.2 GPA or higher, reached at least a sophomore in athletic and academic standing in addition to being a starter or key reserve.