Maloney, Tenuto named to America East All-Academic team

Senior Bernadette Tenuto
 
Senior Bernadette Tenuto
 
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May 31, 2012

Cambridge, Mass. - Seniors Lauren Maloney (Las Vegas, Nev.) and Bernadette Tenuto (Audubon, N.J.) of the Stony Brook softball team were named to the America East All-Academic team, as announced by the conference Thursday. Maloney and Tenuto both hit over .330 and helped the Seawolves tie a program record with 36 wins in 2012.

A second-team All-Conference selection and All-Tournament performer, Maloney swatted six homers and knocked in 31 runs (both second on the team), while posting an impressive 3.53 GPA as a multidisciplinary studies major. The Las Vegas, Nev. native finished the season with a .333 average, 35 runs scored and seven stolen bases.

Tenuto led the team with a .368 average and was also named to the America East All-Tournament team after hitting .500 in three games in the conference tournament. The Audubon, N.J. native belted four homers and recorded 23 RBI to go along with eight steals and 33 runs scored. Tenuto posted a 3.30 GPA as a business management major and technological systems management minor.

Stony Brook softball has now placed eight different student-athletes on America East All-Academic teams since the squads were established in 2005-06.

To be nominated for an All-Academic team, student-athletes must be a starter or important reserve for their squad. In softball, position players must participate in at least 50 percent of their team’s games while pitchers must make at least 10 appearances on the mound. In the classroom, student-athletes must have a 3.30 GPA and have completed at least one calendar year at their institution. Freshmen are not eligible for consideration.