GRAND FORKS, N.D.-- University of North Dakota senior outfielder Taylor Nadler was named to the College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-District team announced recently. She will now advance to the next round of voting in the hopes of becoming UND's fifth academic all-America softball honoree.
Nadler is a 4.0 grade point average student, recently graduating with her degree in kinesiology. She paces the Fighting Hawks in a number of offensive categories, including batting average (.325), hits (52), doubles (15), runs batted in (32) and slugging percentage (.531). Her doubles total is just three shy of the school's single-season mark in that category and despite playing just two seasons at North Dakota, she appears in the top 10 career list for doubles as well (24).
The New Haven, Mo., native has started all 107 games in her two-year Fighting Hawk career, leading UND to the Big Sky Conference Tournament in each of those seasons. North Dakota, owners of a new single-season wins mark this year, is currently playing in the league's postseason tournament in search of its first Big Sky title and NCAA Tournament berth.
Nadler was this season's co-recipient of UND's Female Scholar Athlete of the Year (all sports).
UND's last academic all-region honoree was Casie Hanson, who secured three CoSIDA Academic All-America accolades (2007, 2008, 2010).