Williams, Capell named Student-Athletes of the Month for April

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STEPHENVILLE – Tarleton Athletics has announced that Rascellis Williams of Tarleton Track and Field and Georgia Capell of Tarleton Softball are the April recipients of the ‘Tarleton Student-Athletes of the Month’ award, presented by Stephenville Apartments.

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The student-athlete of the month is selected based on the all-around student-athlete for one male and one female. The student-athlete will show effort and excellence in academics, leadership, civility, dedication to the team, campus involvement, community service, and the ability to serve as role models for current and future Tarleton State University students and student-athletes.

To be eligible for the award, the student-athlete must be nominated by their head coach or athletic administrator and maintain a grade point average of 2.75 or better. Only in-season athletes are eligible for the award each month.

Rascellis Williams is one of three members of the Tarleton Track and Field team to hit an NCAA provisional qualifying mark this season. Williams is currently ranked No. 16 in the nation in the high jump with a clearing height of 6′ 9.75″. The All-American from Mineral Wells competed in one meet in the month of April. Williams jumped a collegiate best in the long jump at the ASU David Noble Relays with a mark of 21′ 8″.

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Georgia Capell is enjoying one of the greatest offensive seasons in school history. She has already broken the single-season RBI record and is currently in pursuit of five other program records – runs scored, slugging percentage, doubles, home runs and hits. She has a team-high 20 multi-hit games and 18 multi-RBI games on the season. She is also among the top-10 national leaders in five different statistical categories. She leads the nation in home runs (17) and RBI (62) and is No. 7 in the nation in home runs (0.36) and RBI (1.32) per game. She is also No. 2 in the nation in total bases (126). She was recently named to the Schutt Sports/NFCA Player of the Year Top 25 Watch List. She led Tarleton to a 10-3 record in the month of April and hit .444 with four home runs and 15 RBI. She was named the LSC Hitter of the Week twice in the last month.

Once selected as student-athlete of the month, the recipients are eligible to be selected for Tarleton Student-Athlete of the Year award at the end of the season. The yearly award will be recognized at the beginning of the following fall semester.

The list of the year’s complete award winners are as follows:

September: Prince Robinson (Football) & Hannah McManus (Volleyball)
October: Kyle Doty (Cross Country) & Adrianna Knutson (Volleyball)
November: Quenten Lasseter (Cross Country) & Adriana Darthuy (Volleyball)
December: Deon Sheppard (Football) & Kylie Collins (Women’s Basketball)
January: Jesse Hill (Men’s Basketball) & Kaylee Allen (Women’s Basketball)
February: Justin Botello (Track and Field) & Mackenzie Hailey (Women’s Basketball)
March: Quenten Lasseter (Track and Field) & Kylee Ponder (Track and Field)
April: Rascellis Williams (Track and Field) & Georgia Capell (Softball)

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