AUSTIN, Texas --- Tusculum University outfielder Anna Alloway has been named to the 2020 NCAA Division II Academic All-America® Softball third team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Alloway becomes the second player in program history to garner Academic All-America® distinction joining former teammate Morgan Mahaffey who earn second team recognition last season.
Alloway, a junior from Louisville, Tennessee, boasts a 3.99 cumulative grade point average while majoring in elementary education and middle school English. Throughout her Pioneer career, she has been named to the Division II Athletic Directors Association Honor Roll, South Atlantic Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll, Athletic Director's Honor Roll, President's List, Dean's List, and Charles Oliver Gray Honors List.
Playing in all 22 games in the outfield, Alloway was named as the SAC Player of the Week to open the season, marking the first position player to claim the honor since 2013. The right-hander led the team in runs, hits, total bases, and home runs. She was among the top-four on the roster in at bats, plate appearance, doubles, runs batted in, walks, hit by pitches, and extra base hits, striking out just twice.
Alloway finished the season batting .417, while posting a .764 slugging percentage, and an on-base percentage of .494, while recording at least one hit in 17 of her 22 games. Her seven home runs were good for 19th in Division II and her 55 total bases ranked 27th.
In the COVID-19 halted season, Tusculum ended the year with a 15-7 overall record.
The Division II and III CoSIDA 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 2019-20 Divisions II and III Academic All-America® programs. The NAIA CoSIDA Academic All-America® program is partially financially supported through the NAIA national office.
2020 CoSIDA Academic All-America® Softball Team
P - Jennifer Leonhardt, Southern Indiana
P - Kylee Smith, North Georgia
C - Ali Nowak, Winona State
INF - Bri Garber, West Chester
INF - Sarah Ingerick, Gannon
INF - Talon LaClair, Lenoir-Rhyne
INF - Clara Larson, Colorado School of Mines
OF - Georgia Capell, Tarleton State
OF - Abby Fiessinger, Carson-Newman
OF - Lauren Lindgren, MSU Texas
DP - Emily Maseth, West Chester
P - Maddy Barone, Southern New Hampshire
P - Jordyn Kleman, Winona State
C - Aly Fowler, Spring Hill
INF - Mary Clarie Coyne, Wingate
INF - Stephanie Day, Colorado Christian
INF - Logan Hill, Valdosta State
INF - MaKray Odom, Trevecca Nazarene
OF - Kendall Cornick, Augustana
OF - Hailey Hinson, Colorado Mesa
OF - Magnolia West, Palm Beach Atlantic
DP - Jaycie Walker, Auburn-Montgomery
P - Hallie Waters, Indianapolis
P - Jordan Withrow, Tarleton State
C - KaraLynne Levi, Carson-Newman
INF - Ambery Coy, Georgia College
INF - Samantha Hausl, Maryville (Mo.)
INF - Kacie Kelly, Saint Leo
INF - Karli Pinkerton, Charleston (W.Va.)
OF - Anna Alloway, Tusculum
OF - Carly Esselman, Minnesota State-Mankato
OF - Brylynn Vallejos, San Francisco State
DP - Alyssa Callans, Maryville (Mo.)
DII Softball Academic All-American® of the Year: Kylee Smith, North Georgia