BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Katie Baker and Amber Schisler have been named to the 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-District team for District 3 as voted on by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Baker, a senior from Hickory, N.C., has appeared in 35 games this year, including 24 starts. She has a 15-7 record with one save in 168.0 innings pitched. She has fanned 96 batters this season and owns the Campbell all-time strikeout record with 565 strikeouts. Baker is completing her nursing degree and currently holds a 3.77 GPA.
Schisler, a senior from San Diego, Calif., has appeared in 51 games for the Camels in 2017. She has connected on a team-high 16 home runs, matching her total from 2016. She also leads the team with 46 RBI and a .414 batting average. She has also made 27 appearances in the circle, pitching to an 8-6 record on the season. Schisler is completing her degree in finance and holds a 3.73 GPA.
Both recipients are receiving the honor for the first time, as Campbell has a district-high two members on the District 3 team.
At least one Campbell student-athlete has achieved academic all-district status in each of the last 23 years. Baker and Schisler are the first Campbell softball student-athletes to be named to the Academic All-District team since 2013 (Shaela Churchill).
The Camels return to action May 5-6 for their regular season finale against Charleston Southern. Friday's game is set for 5 p.m. with Saturday's doubleheader scheduled for 2 p.m.
First-team Academic All-District® honorees advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America® Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America® honorees will be selected later this month.
The 2016-17 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District® Softball Team has been released to recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom.
The Academic All-District® teams include the student-athletes listed on the following pages and are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada. This is the sixth 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.
For more information about the Academic All-District™ and Academic All-America® Teams program, please visit CoSIDA.com.