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Trio Record Google Cloud Academic All-America Nods
June 04, 2018
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Three Big 12 softball student-athletes were honored on the Google Cloud Academic All-America Division I Softball Team, announced by CoSIDA. Vanessa Shippy (Oklahoma State), Paige Parker (Oklahoma) and Sami Williams (Iowa State) were among the 33 recognized.

For the third straight season, Shippy and Parker earned honors and were two of seven repeat performers from last year’s CoSIDA Academic All-America teams. Williams is the first Cyclone to earn the award since 2001 and the sixth in program history.

OSU’s Shippy becomes the first in program history and the third in Oklahoma State athletics history to earn Academic All-America status three times. The two-time Big 12 Softball Player of the Year recently graduated with degrees in marketing and finance, as well as a minor in accounting.

Parker led the Sooners to its third straight Women’s College World Series (WCWS) appearance while maintaining a 3.85 grade-point average (GPA). The Arts & Sciences Planned Program major is one of the most decorated pitchers in league history after producing Big 12 Pitcher of the Year four times, becoming just the second pitcher in league history to do so.

Williams maintained a 4.0 GPA in Software Engineering and was also an Academic All-Big 12 First Team honoree. On the field, the sophomore led Iowa State with a .388 batting average, 14 doubles, 12 home runs and 27 RBIs.

FIRST TEAM
Vanessa Shippy, Oklahoma State, IF, 3.91 GPA

SECOND TEAM
Paige Parker, Oklahoma, P, 3.85 GPA

THIRD TEAM
Sami Williams, Iowa State, IF, 4.00 GPA

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