Two MW Softball Student-Athletes Named to CoSIDA Academic All-District Team
Release courtesy of Boise State and San Diego State Athletics
BOISE, Idaho – Boise State designated player Corey Hendrickson was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District 7 Softball Team, CoSIDA announced Thursday.
Hendrickson, a junior, is the first Boise State softball student-athlete in the program’s eight-year history to earn this honor. To be eligible for nomination, a student-athlete must own a cumulative grade-point average of 3.3, be in at least their second year at their current institution, and be a starter or significant contributor who has played in at least 50 percent of their team’s games.
Hendrickson has become one of the offensive mainstays for the Broncos in 2016, her second season in Boise since transferring from Florida State, leading the team in walks (16), ranking second in on-base percentage (.422), third on the team in home runs (five) and RBI (24), fourth in slugging percentage (.542) and fifth in batting (.302) and doubles (six).
In the classroom, the Arvada, Colo. native boasts a cumulative GPA of 3.68 while working towards her degree in general business.
The selections to the eight softball all-district teams now advance to the national ballot, which is scheduled to be announced May 26.
San Diego, Calif. - San Diego State senior Samantha Camello (Temecula, Calif.) has been named to the 2016 Softball Academic All-District Team, the College Sports Information of America (CoSIDA) announced today. Camello earned first-team District 8 honors.
The Academic All-District teams are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada, and recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. First-team Academic All-District honorees advance to the Capital One Academic All-American Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected later this month.
Camello, a psychology major with a 3.98 GPA, is one of only two softball players from the Mountain West to be on any All-District team. Camello’s 3.98 GPA is the highest of the entire Division I District 8 first team. One of two Aztecs to play in every game this season, she is batting .335 with 26 runs, 11 doubles and 20 RBIs. The shortstop leads SDSU in at-bats (155), runs (tied), doubles, triples (2) and total bases (70).
Camello is the first San Diego State player to earn Academic All-District honors since Hayley Miles was a first-team pick in 2012 and just the fourth since 2006.
The Aztecs travel to Albuquerque, N.M., for a three-game series, beginning Friday at 5 p.m. MT.