LAS CURCES, N.M. – New Mexico State softball player Amber Olive earned first team Capitol One CoSIDA Academic All-District honors. Olive is one of just three players from the Western Athletic Conference to receive the prestigious honor.
Joined by Louisiana Tech’s Erin Kipp and Seattle’s Allegra Wilde, Olive now advances to the national ballot for Academic All-America consideration.
The communications major from Simi Valley, Calif., earned a spot on the All-District Seven team for her success during her senior year. Olive carries a 3.88 grade point average and has started each of the Aggies 50 games this season. She leads the WAC in hits (71) and runs (39) and ranks second in batting average (.403). Her 71 hits this season puts Olive third on the all-time records list for hits in a single season.
To be eligible for the Academic All-District and Academic All-America honors, a player must hold a 3.30 cumulative grade point average and must have completed at least one academic year and must be a starter or significant reserve on the team. Members of CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) vote on the award each year.