ASHLAND, VA – Mary Baldwin University placed six student-athletes on the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) Academic All-State Team that was released recently. Those selected were Katherine Bernal Vigil (Outdoor Track), Kate Dickinson (Softball), Anais Gutierrez (Tennis), Tatyana Johnson (Volleyball), Lindsay Risenhoover (Cross Country) and Jaquelin Rosas (Cross Country, Indoor/Outdoor Track & Field).
Bernal Vigil, a biochemistry major with minors in math and leadership studies, has been a sprinter for two seasons on the outdoor track & field team. She received the team’s Most Improved Award this past spring. The second-year student from Lorton, VA was named to the USA South and MBU All-Academic team each year that she has been eligible. She plans to attend medical school after graduation.
Dickinson, a four-year math major, was voted as the MBU Rookie of the Year her first season. She has also received the National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-America Scholar Athlete Award and been named to the USA South All-Academic team each year that she has been eligible. Along with being honored as a Mary Baldwin Scholar Athlete each year, she earned the school’s nomination for NCAA Woman of the Year this past spring.
Gutierrez, a second-year applied mathematics major with minors in physics and leadership studies, joined the tennis team this past season. She was named to the USA South All-Academic team and the MBU All-Academic team. A member of the Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership, the Texas native plans to serve as a pilot in the United States Air Force after graduation.
Johnson, a biology major with a biomedical emphasis, received the Mary Jane Donnalley Award as the student-athlete with the highest GPA this spring. The second- year student was also named to the USA South and MBU All-Academic teams each year of eligibility. The Rockingham, VA native plans to continue her education and become a veterinarian after graduation.
Risenhoover, a third-year English major with minors in psychology and education, was Mary Baldwin’s Top Runner and received the Mary Jane Donnalley Award during her second year. A member of the USA South and MBU All-Academic team, she plans to commission as an officer in the United States Army upon graduation.
Rosas, a second-year social work major, received numerous awards during her first year of competition. She earned the Most Improved Award in cross country, the Top Athlete Award in indoor track, and the Newcomer Award in outdoor track. Rosas, also a member of the Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership, earned a spot on the USA South and MBU All-Academic team.