GRAND FORKS, N.D.-- University of North Dakota senior outfielder Taylor Nadler was named to the Google Cloud Academic All-America® Division I Softball Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). She becomes UND's fifth academic all-America softball honoree in the program's history.
Nadler is a 4.0 grade point average student, recently graduating with her degree in kinesiology. She paced the Fighting Hawks in a number of offensive categories during this past record-breaking season, including batting average (.325), hits (53), doubles (16), runs batted in (32) and slugging percentage (.534). Her doubles total was just two shy of the school's single-season mark in that category and despite playing just two seasons at North Dakota, she ranks ninth on UND's career list for doubles as well.
The New Haven, Mo., native has started all 108 games in her two-year Fighting Hawk career, leading UND to the Big Sky Conference Tournament in each of those seasons. She helped lead North Dakota to a new single-season wins mark this past year and the school's first-ever win at the Big Sky Conference Tournament.
Nadler was this season's co-recipient of UND's Female Scholar Athlete of the Year (all sports).
UND's last academic all-America softball honoree was Casie Hanson, who secured three CoSIDA Academic All-America accolades (2007, 2008, 2010).
|P||Kelly Barnhill (1)||Florida||Jr.||3.92||Public Relations|
|P||Kristina Zalewski (3)||Michigan State||Sr.||4||Nutritional Science / Psychology|
|C||Ivie Drake||Georgia State||Sr.||3.91||Early Childhood Education|
|IF||Kate Myers||Central Arkansas||Sr.||4||Biology|
|IF||Haley Pace (1) (#)||Charlotte||Sr.||4||Accounting|
|IF||Katie Reed||Kentucky||Jr.||4||Human Health Sciences|
|IF||Vanessa Shippy (1) (#)||Oklahoma State||Sr.||3.91||Finance / Marketing|
|OF||Taylor Nadler||North Dakota||Sr.||4||Kinesiology|
|DP||Lauren Paige||Northern Colorado||Sr.||4||Sport & Exercise Science|
|P||Megan Landry||Nicholls State||Jr.||4||Secondary Education / English|
|P||Paige Parker (1) (*)||Oklahoma||Sr.||3.85||Arts & Sciences Planned Program|
|C||Jenna Jordan||Louisville||Sr.||4||Exercise Science|
|IF||Brianna Barnhill||Abilene Christian||Sr.||4||Kinesiology|
|IF||Meghan Gregg (3)||Tennessee||Sr.||3.53||Kinesiology|
|IF||Bailey Hemphill||Alabama||So.||4||Human Development|
|IF||Seana Moriarty||Norfolk State||Sr.||4||Applied Mathematics|
|OF||Bailee Baldwin||UT- San Antonio||Jr.||3.95||Criminal Justice|
|OF||Laynee Gomez||Grand Canyon||Sr.||4||Secondary Education|
|OF||Brenna Skalski||Georgia State||Sr.||4.12||English|
|P||Lindsey McLeod||Sam Houston State||Jr.||4||Public Health|
|P||Emily Orosco||Sacred Heart||Jr.||3.98||Biology|
|IF||Mackenzie Boesel||South Carolina||So.||4||Sport & Entertainment Management|
|IF||Taylor Cairns||UIC||Sr.||3.95||Biological Sciences|
|IF||Demi Janak||Houston Baptist||Sr.||4||Accounting|
|IF||Sami Williams||Iowa State||So.||4||Software Engineering|
|OF||Hayley Baker||Belmont||Jr.||3.95||Biochemistry & Molecular Biology|
|OF||Lea Foerster (2)||Michigan State||Sr.||3.77||Kinesiology|
|DP||Morgan Greenwood||DePaul||Jr.||3.78||Health Sciences|
Google Cloud Academic All-America® of the Year: Kelly Barnhill, University of Florida
(1) – CoSIDA Academic All-America® first team selection in 2017
(2) – CoSIDA Academic All-America® second team selection in 2017
(3) – CoSIDA Academic All-America® third team selection in 2017
(*) – CoSIDA Academic All-America® first team selection in 2016
(#) – CoSIDA Academic All-America® third team selection in 2016