Four of Christendom’s softball student-athletes were named to the 2016 USCAA Softball National All-Academic Team this past week, joining fifty-nine other students from across the nation. The honors were awarded to the Lady Crusaders for achieving a GPA of 3.5 or higher during their athletic season, continuing the Christendom tradition of producing high-caliber athletes on the field and in the classroom.
Senior Annie Adams, playing in her final season with Christendom, was one of the honorees, along with team captain junior Mary Solitario, junior Elizabeth Rensch, and junior Katie Kelly.
Of the twenty-three schools that produced the members of the 2016 All-Academic Team, Christendom was one of only five schools to produce four or more honorees.
“To make the All-Academic Team is not an easy task for anyone, but for these four young ladies to do so while in the midst of a busy softball season is quite an accomplishment. The academic and athletic achievements by Mary Solitario, Elizabeth Rensch, Annie Adams, and Katie Kelly exemplify what we at Christendom are striving for in all of our student-athletes, as they dare to be great in every aspect of their lives while here for college,” says athletic director Patrick Quest.
Christendom athletes have been featured on the USCAA’s All-Academic Team numerous times over the years, with the basketball and soccer teams producing numerous award-winners. The awards mark another achievement for the recently reintroduced women’s softball program, which has experienced back-to-back winning seasons in its first two years back at Christendom.