Eleven Hokies Named to All-ACC Academic Team

Four from Virginia Tech garner first career All-ACC Academic honor

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The ACC announced the 2024 All-ACC Academic Team for softball on Thursday, with 11 Hokies earning All-Academic honors.

Academic requirements for selection to the All-ACC Academic Team are a 3.0-grade point average for the previous semester and a 3.0 cumulative average during one's academic career. In addition, student-athletes must compete in at least 50 percent of their team's contests and 20 percent of their team's contests as a pitcher.
Kylie Aldridge**, So., Public Health 
Cameron Fagan**, Sr., Agribusiness 
Addy Greene**, Sr., Human Nutrition Foods and Exercise 
Lyndsey Grein, So., Consumer Studies 
Cassie Grizzard, So., Management 
Emma Lemley***, Jr., Sports Media and Analytics 
Maija Louko**, Sr., Business Information Technology 
Trinity Martin**, So., Human Development 
Emma Mazzarone, Fr., Agribusiness 
Cori McMillan, Jr., Exercise and Health Science 
Emma Ritter**, Sr., Agribusiness
Aldridge, a two-time All-ACC Academic selection, started 38 games this season at catcher. Through 41 appearances, she posted a .505 slugging percentage as well as a .366 on base percentage. She recorded a .986 fielding percentage with only four errors on the season.
Fagan earned her second All-ACC Academic selection after being one of just four Hokies to start in all 55 contests. She finished second on the team as she hit .373 and also finished third for Tech in total hits (63). The All-ACC Second Team honoree was also named the D1 Softball National Player of the Week on March 26.
Greene, a back-to-back All-ACC Academic honoree, started in 54 games in left field for the Hokies. She finished second on the team with a .424 batting average and led the team with 15 doubles, a .520 on-base percentage, and 35 walks. In addition to being one of three Hokies to be named an NFCA All-American, she also earned her first career All-ACC First Team honor.
With her first All-ACC Academic selection, Grein was instrumental for the Hokies in the circle. She made 26 appearances with 16 starts and finished the 2024 season with a 2.89 ERA. Grein recorded 134 strikeouts, highlighted by a complete game with a career-high 12 strikeouts in the win over No. 20 Auburn.
Grizzard made 15 appearances in the circle and earned five wins as she earned her first All-ACC Academic honor. She recorded 37 strikeouts and held opponents to a .266 batting average. Gizzard earned the season-opening win against Illinois as she allowed only one run in three innings pitched.
The Hokies' ace went 13-5 in the circle over 32 appearances and 19 starts. Lemley, who earned her third All-ACC Academic selection, finished third in the ACC with 158 strikeouts. She was named to the NFCA Mid-Atlantic Region First Team and All-ACC Second Team. Lemley also was tabbed to the USA Softball Top-50 Player of the Year Watch List for the second straight season.
In addition to her second straight All-ACC Academic Team selection, Louko earned her first career All-ACC selection as she was named to the Third Team. She appeared in 40 games and made 19 starts as the designated player. Louko finished the 2024 season with 19 hits and four home runs, including her first home run and grand slam in a win against Notre Dame (March 3).
Martin earned her second consecutive All-ACC Academic Team honor behind 30 appearances for Virginia Tech. Making 12 starts as the designated player, Martin tallied four home runs and 14 RBIs in 2024. She hit her first career home run and tallied four RBIs in the Hokies' win over UMES (March 20).
In her debut season with Tech, Mazzarone was also named to the All-ACC Second Team. She made 25 appearances with 13 starts in the circle. Mazzarone posted a 1.70 ERA during conference play and finished the season with a 9-3 record. She gave up just 54 hits and 35 walks through 71 innings of work.
McMillan was named an NFCA Second Team All-American in her first season with the Hokies. Starting in 51 games for Tech, McMillan recorded 21 home runs and a team-leading 64 RBIs, with her 21 home runs being the new program single season home run record. The 2024 All-ACC First Team selection was also named the Softball America Player of the Month in April.
One of the best to ever dawn the Hokie uniform, Ritter earned her second straight All-ACC Academic honor. She started all 55 games in center field and led the team in batting average (.432), runs (59), and hits (82). Ritter is also the all-time program leader with 184 runs scored. Her .377 career batting average and 82 stolen bases both rank third in Tech history as well.