For the first time in her career, senior centerfielder Ally Farrah of the Ashland University softball team earned a spot on the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District Team on Thursday (May 4) afternoon.
Of the 12 members on the Division II District 4 team, Farrah has the second-best cumulative grade-point average with a 3.84 in Athletic Training.
In Farrah's third year as a starter for the Eagles, she leads the team and is sixth in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference with a .420 batting average. She's second in the conference with a school-record 29 stolen bases, and has only been caught once.
Farrah, batting primarily as the team's No. 2 hitter in 2017, also leads Ashland and is Top 10 in the conference in hits (66), runs (36) and on-base percentage (.459). Her 157 at-bats is a team-high, but she has only struck out eight times in 2017. Farrah is one of five GLIAC players with at least 45 total chances this season to have a 1.000 fielding percentage.
A two-time member of the GLIAC All-Academic Excellence Team, Farrah will advance to the 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-American ballot in Division II. That team will be announced May 24.