Jan. 26, 2020
Heather Hall and Sean McCarrell are named Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District for their performance on field and in the classroom during the 2015 season.
It is the first career Academic All-District nod for each student-athlete.
Hall gains the recognition in the midst of one of the most special individual offensive seasons in the history of Biola Softball. She is hitting .430 with eight homeruns and 33 RBI through 39 games played. She also has a 3.31 cumulative grade point average as a junior Christian ministries major.
Hall and the Eagles Softball team find out this afternoon what comes next on their journey in the 2015 season. A 5:00 p.m. selection show determines where they will play their NAIA National Tournament Opening round games next week.
McCarrell earns the all-district honor in his first year of eligibility for the award. He has compiled a 3.91 cumulative GPA as a sophomore computer science major.
He is one of Head Coach Jay Sullenger's most versatile players, logging time on the bump, at second base and as a pinch hitter. McCarrell had seven hits in 47 at-bats during the 2015 season and scored seven runs. Four of his seven hits were doubles. He appeared in 12 games as a pitcher, tallying 22.2 innings on the mound. He worked a 4.76 earned run average and struck out twice as many batters as he walked.
Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District players are nominated and voted on by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America. Candidates must have a 3.30 cumulative GPA or higher and be a sophomore or above. The Golden State Athletic Conference had seven representatives spread across the baseball and softball college division district four teams.
All all-district honorees are placed on a Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-American ballot. The baseball and softball academic all-american honorees are announced May 26.
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