NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Senior Emily Oliver (Sagamore Hills, Ohio) of the Norwich University softball team was selected to the Google Cloud Academic All-District team, presented by CoSIDA recently.
The award marks the second of Oliver's career as she was also named to the volleyball All-District team this past fall.
Oliver was a three-sport standout for the Cadets on the volleyball, women's basketball and softball teams prior to graduating last Saturday. The 3.93 mechanical engineering major with a pre-med track was named the Norwich University Senior Female Athlete of the Year. She was also presented with the Looke Award, which is given to the senior who has distinguished himself/herself athletically, academically and has displayed leadership as a civilian.
Oliver compiled a 10-8 record on the mound with a 3.31 earned run average this season. She also batted .348 with a home run and 13 RBIs to go along with 32 hits on the season.
In total in her softball career, she totaled 28 wins, 194 strikeouts and a 3.78 earned run average in the circle. She also collected 120 hits, four home runs, 66 RBIs and a .317 career batting average. Oliver earned GNAC Third Team All-Conference honors as a freshman.
As a senior on the volleyball court, she broke program single season assists and assists per set record with 754 and 7.94 respectively. She also ranks in the top ten in program history in career totals for service aces, digs, blocks, sets played, matches played, and assists.
Oliver was also a four-year member of the women's basketball program and ranked second on the team this year, averaging 11.3 points per game.
On top of her athletic accomplishments, Oliver was a captain on all three of her teams as a senior. She won the Student Engineer of the Year Award, which is given annually by the Vermont Society of Engineers and won the Tau Beta Pi award for the engineering honors society. She also served as a peer tutor and was on the Honor Committee.
Oliver is the first softball student-athlete to earn CoSIDA Academic All-District honors in over a decade.
Oliver will now be entered into the pool of candidates to try and earn CoSIDA Academic All-American honors, which will be announced in June.