The College Sports Information Directors Association (CoSIDA) recently released the Academic All-District Teams for softball, with Georgia College putting a program-record three on the list.
Academic seniors Amber Coy (Warner Robins), Rebecca Lawrence (Vidalia) and Haley Howell (Rochelle) each brought in the honor.
“These three women are very deserving and we are so happy they are representing GC softball in such a positive way,” said head coach Jamie Grodecki. “They are each hardworking, intelligent young ladies and this award is proof of that work.”
Coy makes her third appearance on this list, which is as many as any student-athlete can be eligible. The infielder owns a 3.91 GPA in nursing.
Lawrence, a GC valedictorian in the spring, graduates early with a 4.00 in political science, giving the pitcher her first All-District honor.
Howell also brings in the first such honor in her career with a 3.81 in exercise science. She graduates early as well, but will return to GC for a master’s degree.
All three student-athletes will now advance to the All-America ballot, with results to be announced June 8-11.
Coy’s trifecta marks the second GC softball student-athlete to make this team in every season they were eligible, joining Hannah Coursey (2018). The three Bobcats on the list matches the school record set twice before. In 2018, Hannah Coursey, Coy and Holland Coursey all brought in the region’s top academic status, while in 2017 it was Faith Flanders and the Coursey twins.
All-time, 19 Georgia College players have taken Academic All-District nods, including 14 during coach Grodecki’s tenure.
The Academic All-District® teams include the student-athletes listed at the link above and are divided into geographic districts across the United States and Canada. The Academic All-America® program separately recognizes honorees in four divisions — NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and College Division. The College Division includes all NAIA, Canadian, two-year schools and other affiliations.