The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced its 2013 Academic All-American softball team Thursday and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps senior Harmony Palmer has been selected to the first team. Palmer was one of three players on the team who also earned First Team All-American athletic honors as well.
The Oceanside, Calif. native graduated last Saturday from Claremont McKenna as an economics and accounting major. She led the Athenas in nearly every offensive category including average (.482), on-base percentage (.561), slugging percentage (.662), runs (52), hits (67), doubles (17), triples (4) and stolen bases (25). She also fielded .967 defensively at second base.
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 at least 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 15,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.