FRANKLIN, Ind. – Franklin College senior pitcher Olivia Paszek was named 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District® 7 Softball Team, chosen by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
The Franklin, Ind.-native was one of three pitchers from District Seven to capture Academic All-District® accolades. An elementary education major, Paszek carries a 3.48 grade point average in the classroom. By making it one to the All-District team, Paszek moves on to the national ballot where first-, second- and third-team CoSIDA Academic All-America® honorees will be chosen in the coming weeks.
Paszek is coming off a strong senior season in the circle for the Grizzlies, going 18-4 with a 2.03 earned run average and 130 strikeouts over 137 2/3 innings of work. She ends her career as the program's all-time leader in wins (54), complete games (64) and strikeouts (442), compiling a 2.11 ERA over the last four years. Her final win came this past Saturday (May 12), when she tossed a three-hit shutout against Greenville, giving the Grizzlies the first NCAA Tournament win in program history.
To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director. Since the program's inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 20,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.