Due to her outstanding performance both in the classroom and on the field, senior pitcher/ outfielder Ilissa Hamilton of the Case Western Reserve University softball team has been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District softball first team.
This is the second career Academic All-District honor for Hamilton. By being named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District first team, she will be placed on the ballot for the Academic All-America team which will be announced on Tuesday, June 9th.
Hamilton, a three-time All-UAA selection, led the team with a 2.63 earned run average as she only allowed 12 earned runs in 32 innings pitched in her third year as a Spartan. She ranked first on the team with 27 strikeouts and posted a 3-1 record in five starts. Hamilton also totaled a team-high four complete games. In addition to her work on the mound, Hamilton batted .217 (5-for-23) with one double, six RBI's and eight runs scored.
In just three years as a Spartan, Hamilton ranks fourth in school history with 326 strikeouts, sixth in wins with 37 and seventh in innings pitched with 338.1.
Academically, Hamilton is a UAA All-Academic honoree, and has recorded a 4.00 grade point average as a Biomedical Engineering major.
Voting for the Academic All-District team is conducted by members of CoSIDA. Case Western Reserve is a part of District 7, which includes Division III student-athletes from colleges in Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. By virtue of being named to the Academic All-District Team, Hamilton will be placed on the ballot for the Academic All-America team, with first-, second-, and third-teams to be announced in June.
Case Western Reserve finished the shortened 2020 campaign with a 6-4 overall record and notched its ninth-consecutive winning season.