Simpson junior Amy Rodriguez is one of 15 student-athletes to be recognized on the District 4 College Division All-America team that was announced today. The 2016 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District™ Baseball and Softball Teams recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom.
Rodriguez, from Torrance, Calif., compiled a 3.58 grade point average as a Business major, and a 3-1 record in the circle for the Cal Pac champion Red Hawks.
Only first teams were chosen for both the baseball and softball district teams, so all honorees will advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America® Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected later this month.
This is the fifth year of the expanded Academic All-America® program as CoSIDA moved from recognizing a University Division (Division I) and a College Division (all non-Division I) and has doubled the number of scholar-athletes honored. 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.