Two Iowa State softball student-athletes were honored on the 2019 Google Cloud Academic All-America Division I Softball Teams, announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Hannah Carter was named to the first team, while Sami Williams earned second team honors.
Carter and Williams are the first set of ISU teammates to be named to CoSIDA Academic All-America teams in the same year since 1990.
Carter is just the third Cyclone softball player ever to earn CoSIDA Academic All-America First Team honors, and the first since Jenny Condon in 1990. The junior maintained a 4.0 GPA in Accounting and was also an Academic All-Big 12 First Team honoree. She also started 44 games in the outfield for the Cyclones and has tallied 21 hits, 13 runs and is No. 3 on the team with five stolen bases.
Williams achieved a 3.97 GPA in software engineering and joined Carter on the Academic All-Big 12 First Team. She earned Google Cloud Academic All-America honors in 2018 and is one of just nine honorees to repeat this year. On the field, Williams is coming off perhaps the greatest individual season in Iowa State softball history. She set new single-season program records for hits (82), doubles (25), home runs (17) and runs scored (59) and was named an Honorable Mention All-American by Softball America.
The 2019 Google Cloud Academic All-America Division I Softball Teams feature 21 members with a 4.0 GPA and 31 members with at least a 3.90 GPA as either undergraduate or graduate student-athletes. The 12 members on the first team have an average GPA of 3.99.