Program Best Five BC Softball Student-Athletes Named Academic All-District

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A program-best five student-athletes from the Brevard College softball team have been named 2022-23 Academic All-District performers, selected by College Sports Communicators (formerly CoSIDA).  Brevard College softball student-athletes Gabby Hooper, KateLynn Olive, Grace Reynolds, Valarie Sorrell and Lindsey Tolle were all named to the Academic All-District team for the 2022-23 season.  All five Tornados now advance to the ballot for the 2022-23 CSC Academic All-America team.

The Academic All-District team is part of the Academic All-America program that has been honoring outstanding academic and athletic achievement by student-athletes throughout the landscape of college sports since 1952.  The CSC Academic All-America Softball teams will be announced in June.

Hooper is a sophomore infielder from Robbinsville, North Carolina who is majoring in Health Science.  On the field, Hooper started all 27 games she played in and recorded four doubles in 2023.

A native of Lenoir, North Carolina, Olive graduated this month Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice.  Olive, the starting designated player for the Tornados in 2023, played in 22 games, driving in 22 runs as a senior.

Reynolds, a sophomore pitcher from Troy, North Carolina, is majoring in Business and Organizational Leadership.  This season, Reynolds made 14 appearances and 12 starts in the circle for the Tornados, earning four wins with a 3.93 ERA.

Sorrell, a sophomore infielder from Angier, North Carolina, is an Exercise Science major at Brevard College.  On the field, Sorrell was a valuable part of the Tornados, starting at first base in 15 of the 19 games she played in 2023.

Tolle graduated this month Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education.  In addition to her excellence in the classroom, Tolle made 16 appearances and five starts for the Tornados in 2023.

The 2022-23 Academic All-District Softball teams, selected by College Sports Communicators, recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom. The CSC Academic All-America program separately recognizes soccer honorees in four divisions — NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NAIA.

The Division II and III CSC Academic All-America programs are partially financially supported by the NCAA Division II and III national governance structures to assist CSC with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2022-23 Divisions II and III Academic All-America programs. The NAIA CSC Academic All-America program is partially financially supported through the NAIA national office.

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