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Stocker Earns COSIDA Academic All-America Third Team Honors

Published: 08/10/2021

Gannon's Softball player, Kaity Stocker

Gannon's Softball player, Kaity Stocker

Gannon softball's Kaity Stocker been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America third team. 

The Academic All-America teams, selected by CoSIDA members, recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom. The CoSIDA Academic All-America® program separately recognizes baseball and softball honorees in four divisions - NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NAIA.

The Tipp City, Ohio native earns the honors for the first time in her career after she finished her undergraduate degree with a 3.84 cumulative GPA in criminal justice. In addition to this honor, she was previously named a D2 ADA Academic Award recipient and earned Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Scholar-Athlete honors.

After being named PSAC Western Division Freshman of the Year in 2018, Stocker finished her career with a .334 batting average with 123 hits and a program leading .685 slugging percentage.  The 2021 PSAC Western Division first-team selection led Gannon to three PSAC Tournament appearances, two NCAA Atlantic Regionals, and one NCAA Super Regional during her career.

The two-time all-region selection was a key component of the Golden Knights lineup as she completed the season hitting .325 with a season-high 14 home runs and 42 hits. The senior set a new program record with 37 career home runs after breaking the previous record (28) set by former Knight Joanna Fergus (2003-06).