Springfield, Mass. - June 7, 2018 - Recent graduate Kirsten Drobiak (Griswold, Conn.) of the Springfield College softball team continues to be recognized for her dedication to academics as well as athletics, as she earned Google Cloud Academic All-America honors, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Drobiak, who earned Google Cloud Academic All-District honors earlier this spring, was one of 11 student-athletes named to the Third Team, and one of 33 student-athletes from Division III that were recognized. Of the 33 student-athletes, eight were from the New England region and four represented the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC).
This marks the fourth student-athlete from the Springfield College softball program to earn Academic All-America honors dating back to 1984, as Drobiak joins a list that includes two-time Academic All-American Kathy Georgina, as well as Tamara Owen and Kerri Camuso. Drobiak is also the 49th student-athlete from Springfield College to earn the prestigous academic distinction.
Drobiak, who obtained a grade-point average of 3.79 in a rigorous Physician Assistant major at Springfield College, helped lead Springfield College to an overall record of 26-13, including a 9-1 record during the team's Spring Break trip in Florida. Drobiak finished the season at the top of the Pride's statistical hitting charts, as she produced 42 RBI while batting .410. Drobiak also totaled 55 hits in 134 at bats, as she scored 39 runs, picked up 16 doubles, eight home runs, and was walked 13 times.
At season's end, Drobiak earned National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-Region, All-ECAC, and NEWMAC First-Team All-Conference honors.
The Division III Google Cloud Academic All-America® program is financially supported by the NCAA Division III national governance structure to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2017-18 Division III Academic All-America® teams.