DALLAS, Texas --- Tusculum University outfielder Morgan Mahaffey has been named to the Google Cloud NCAA Division II Softball Academic All-America® second team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). She becomes the first TU softball Academic All-American® in program history.
Mahaffey, a native outfielder from Belmont, North Carolina, posted a 4.00 cumulative grade point average and was the recipient of the Tusculum Student-Athlete Academic Achievement Award for a third time in her career, becoming only the fifth TU student-athlete to graduate with a perfect GPA.
She is a member of the South Atlantic Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll, Athletic Director's Honor Roll, Dean's List, President's List and Charles Oliver Gray Honors List. Mahaffey is also a member of the Alpha Chi honors society.
The two-time CoSIDA Academic All-District selection played in 31 games in the outfield in 2019 and 170 for her career where she totaled 63 runs, 72 hits, 14 doubles, two triples, one home run, 42 runs batted in, 42 walks and 18 stolen bases. She accounted for only two outfield errors in her career and tallied six outfield assists.
Tusculum ended the season with a 22-20 overall record.
The Google Cloud Academic All-America® programs are partially financially supported by the NCAA Division II and III national governance structures to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2018-19 Divisions II and III Academic All-America® programs. The NAIA Google Cloud Academic All-America® program is partially financially supported through the NAIA national office.
2019 Google Cloud NCAA II Academic All-America® Softball Team
P – Paola Flores, Kentucky State
P – Jennifer Leonhardt, Southern Indiana
C – Maggie Kadrlik, Augustana
INF – Mary Claire Coyne, Wingate
INF – Bailey Gaffin, Dixie State
INF – LaKaylin Lee, Claflin
INF – Emily Maseth, West Chester
OF – Georgia Capell, Tarleton State
OF – Abby Fiessinger, Carson-Newman
OF – Christa Reisinger, Truman State
DP – Alison Nowak, Winona State
P – Jordyn Kleman, Winona State
P – Halie Waters, Indianapolis
C – Michaela Burpee, CSU-Pueblo
C – Aly Fowler, Spring Hill
INF – Haley Barnette, Union (Tenn.)
INF – Brianna Caldwell, Mississippi College
INF – Mariah Ewy, East Central
INF – Hailey Hinson, Colorado Mesa
INF – Amber Kral, Minnesota State-Mankato
INF – MaKray Odom, Trevecca Nazarene
INF – Rhiannon Sassman, West Florida
OF – Sara Keeny, Kutztown
OF – Morgan Mahaffey, Tusculum
OF – Peyton Mills, Harding
DP – Chelsey Cunningham, Newberry
P – Bekah Slattery, Lock Haven
P – McKenzie Surface, Colorado Mesa
INF – JoBi Heath, Central Oklahoma
OF – Meredith Daunhauer, Kentucky Wesleyan
OF – Tamara Jennings, Kutztown
OF – Lauren Lindgren, MSU Texas
DP – Kaileen Cain, Caldwell
Google Cloud NCAA II Softball All-American of the Year: Christa Reisinger, Truman State