Softball's Schkade Earns CoSIDA Academic Honors
Senior Maintains 3.88 GPA
DENTON - North Texas infielder Kelli Schkade was named to the 2017 Academic All-District first team in the seventh district by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Thursday for her performance on the field and in the classroom.
It's the first CoSIDA Award of her career.
Schkade, who is majoring in kinesiology with a biology minor, has maintained a grade-point average of 3.88 across her three years in Denton. The Albany, Texas, native has been named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll list and awarded an Academic Medal three times for her work in the classroom.
The senior has strung together another solid 2017 campaign to round out her time in a Mean Green uniform. She has excelled on the field, leading North Texas in nearly every offensive category. She is tops on the team in average (.351), hits (59), runs scored (41), stolen bases (20), triples (five), home runs (nine) and multi-hit games (20). Her 20 stolen bases mark a single-season best for a North Texas player and ups her career total to 47, the most in program history.
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.