May 1, 2014
WACO, Texas - Baylor senior pitchers Liz Paul and Whitney Canion earned Capital One Academic-All District honors announced by CoSIDA Thursday. Players must be contributing members of the team and carry a cumulative 3.3 GPA or higher to earn consideration.
Paul and Canion will be eligible for Academic All-America honors once the voting process begins at the conclusion of the regular season.
Paul, a senior right-hander from Sugar Land, Texas is having arguably the best season of her career for the No. 17-ranked Bears while carrying a 4.0 GPA in accounting at BU. She became Baylor's all-time leader in relief appearances this season and ranks third in the Big 12 with a 1.98 ERA.
Paul is 3-0 on the season with 24 appearances and three saves in 63.2 innings of work. She's walked only 12 batters and players are hitting just .225 against her this season. In addition to her three wins, she's completed two games and combined for three shutouts on the season.
Canion, a sixth-year senior from Aledo, Texas, carries a 4.0 GPA in her sports management master's program after already graduating with BBA in business where she carried a 3.50 GPA. Canion is the most decorated pitcher in Baylor softball history and is having an outstanding senior season.
Through Wednesday night's game with McNeese State where she threw the fifth no-hitter of her career, Canion is 23-9 with a Big 12-leading 1.37 ERA. The lefthander, among other statistical categories, is Baylor's all-time leader in wins, strikeouts, innings pitched, shutouts and complete games. She also ranks third on the Big 12's career list for win with 115.