Contributions courtesy of DePauw & Oberlin Athletics
The 2019 Google Cloud Academic All-District softball teams were announced on Tuesday, May 14. Oberlin senior Emma Downing (Delmar, NY/Bethlehem Central) and DePauw senior Sidney Holler (Overland Park, KS/Shawnee Mission South) were among the honorees named to the team.
Oberlin's Downing was just one of three outfielders selected from District 7, which includes all Division III schools from Ohio, Illinois, and Indiana. Recently earning All-NCAC second-team honors, Downing departs the program as the as the all-time leader in batting average (.374), stolen bases (48), and runs (115).
Holler helped DePauw to an NCAC title and NCAC Tournament title in 2019, while also helping the Tigers advance to the NCAA Division III tournament. The senior catcher batted .344 with seven doubles, six runs and 26 RBI.
First-team Academic All-District® honorees advance to the Google Cloud Academic All-America® ballot. First-, second- and third-team (when selected) Academic All-America® honorees will be announced on June 4.
The Division II and III Google Cloud Academic All-America® programs are partially financially supported by the NCAA Division II and III national governance structures to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2018-19 Divisions II and III Academic All-America® programs.