– Notre Dame first baseman Christine Lux
, the program’s career home run leader, has been named to the 2010 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Second Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Lux becomes Notre Dame’s first Academic All-America selection since Stephanie Brown in 2006. She is the 10th Irish player to garner one of the program’s 18 Academic All-America citations.v>
The accounting major is a two-time academic all-district choice, two-time NFCA all-region choice, three-time all-BIG EAST Conference performer and was named to the BIG EAST Championship All-Tournament team twice. The senior was an NFCA third-team All-American in 2009.v>
Lux is the only player in BIG EAST history to record 60+ runs, 80+ hits and 60+ RBI in a career. She cemented her name in the BIG EAST record book career RBI (1st ¬ 66), home runs (t-1st ¬ 24), runs scored (3rd ¬ 61), walks (t-7th ¬ 33) and doubles (t-8th ¬ 17).v>
The team captain, is Notre Dame’s career leader in home runs (50), putouts (1,544) and RBI (t-1st with 174). Her single-season marks of 17 home runs and 17 doubles in 2010 tie both of those program bests. With a slugging clip of .801 in 2010, Lux bested the previous record of .695, which she herself set in 2009.v>
Lux is also a member of Notre Dame’s Rosenthal Leadership Academy and was a recipient of the Byron V. Kanaley Award, the most prestigious honor awarded to a Notre Dame student-athlete.v>
To be eligible for Academic All-America status, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have received sophomore athletic and academic standing at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director. Since 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 14,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA covering all NCAA championship sports.