« Softball 2011

April Setterlund

School

Boston University

Position
Outfield
Major
Business Administration and Management
AVG
.434
R
43
H
59
FLD%
1.000
RBI
44

Classroom

April Setterlund is majoring in business administration and management with a concentration in management information systems. She has a cumulative GPA of 3.30 and is scheduled to graduate May 2011. She earned America East Honor Roll designation in the spring of 2008 and America East Commissioner Honor Roll designation in the spring of 2009 and 2010. She has also been named to the school of management Dean’s list for the last three semesters.

Character

As a junior, Setterlund was the captain of the softball team that won the America East championship and went on to upset UMass in the NCAA Regionals.

Community

Setterlund is an active member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Council and has participated in activities such as raising money for Special Olympics Massachusetts (SOMA), helping organize fundraisers for SOMA and volunteering at SOMA events. She has raised money for Haiti Relief (collecting donations at a hockey game); raised money for Triad Trust, an organization that creates self-sustaining education programs about AIDS in high-risk South African areas; volunteered at Halloween Town, which raises money for the Kids Fund and Boston Medical; helped organize participation one year and participated in registration at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure; and helped promote attendance at BU athletic events. In addition, Setterlund participated in the Holiday Reading Program, where student-athletes go to Boston public schools and read to students, talk about how great college is and donate books to the kids and classroom.

Competition

Setterlund had one of the best single-season performances in program history. The three-time America East All-Conference first team honoree capped off a historic campaign by earning Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division I All-America first team honors - the program’s first-ever first-team honoree. The only Northeast batter on any of the All-American teams, Setterlund was one of just 12 student-athletes from non-BCS schools on any of the three teams. The 2010 America East Player of the Year ranked fifth in the nation in batting average (.482), fifth in on-base percentage (.579), eighth in slugging percentage (.861) and ninth in runs per game (1.11). The left-handed slugger, who was recently named the ECAC Player of the Year, was named to the NFCA All-Northeast Region Team for her impressive efforts in the batter’s box. Over the course of the season, Setterlund broke four single-season school records (hits, doubles, RBI, and runs) and was two home runs away from a fifth.