Concordia junior pitcher Brittani McGue (JR/Modesto, CA) was selected to the 2014 Capital One Academic All-America® College Division Softball Second Team. Earlier she was selected to the All-District team in District 4. She earned the award for the second-straight season, and is the first softball player from Concordia to be honored twice, and the fifth all-time.
The Capital One Academic All-America® College Division softball team is comprised of student-athletes from NAIA, Canadian and two-year institutions.
McGue is the 11th Concordia athlete to be selected All-American since it was expanded to NAIA in 2011, and is the fourth member of the softball program to be selected, joining Alicia Lucatero, Alyssa Erickson, and Katie Carson, all from 2012. She is the only player from the GSAC selected this season.
McGue is a junior from Modesto, CA and has a 3.78 GPA while pursuing her biology degree. On the field she was 23-3 in 25 starts and 34 appearances with four saves. She has struck out 128 with a 1.44 ERA, while being selected All-GSAC. She also earned NAIA & GSAC Scholar-Athlete honors. The Eagles ended their season at 50-7 last week, after falling in the NAIA Opening Round.
"It is a real honor to be given this and to know that my hard work both on and off the field has been recognized," McGue said. "I plan on continuing this hard work again next year!"
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.
The expanded teams include NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II and NCAA Division III participants, while the College Division Academic All-America ® Team combines NAIA, Canadian and two-year schools. Capital One has been the entitlement rights holder to CoSIDA's Academic All-America teams programs since 2011. The amount of winners was decreased in 2013-14 to make it more prestigious.