ENMU’s Jordan earns academic honor

CNJ staff

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University junior Tracy Jordan has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VI College Division softball first team for the second consecutive year.

The all-district team is chosen by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Jordan, a physical education major from Rosamond, Calif., owns a 4.00 cumulative grade point average at ENMU. She was on the 2004 All-Lone Star Conference South all-academic team and has been nominated for that honor again.

Jordan played and started 47 of the Zias’ 49 games at second base this season, hitting .261 with nine doubles, two homers and 14 RBIs.

In 2004, she earned honorable mention All-LSC South honors posting team highs with seven doubles, three home runs, 27 RBIs and a .326 batting average.

In three years at ENMU, Jordan has a .279 batting average with 23 doubles, five homers, 59 RBIs and 36 runs. She has a .943 career fielding percentage.

CoSIDA District VI covers a six-state area, with the college division including NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NAIA schools. Players nominated for all-district honors must have a GPA of at least 3.2 and been a starter or key reserve on their team.

ENMU finished the 2005 season with a 20-29 record — an improvement of nine wins over the previous season. The Zias were 3-17 in the South Division, but seven of the losses were by one run.