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Academic All-America Tradition
Courtesy: NU Athletic Communications
06/05/2015
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Nebraska has a rich history of producing results both on and off the field. The Huskers lead all softball programs nationally with 30 CoSIDA Academic All-America awards won by 22 players, including first-team selection Mattie Fowler in 2016. Overall, the softball program's 30 academic All-Americans rank as the third-highest total nationally among all female athletic programs in NCAA history.

Nebraska is the only program with more than 25 academic All-America awards. Below is a list of the 10 softball programs that have earned the most CoSIDA Academic All-America Awards:

No. School
Academic
All-Americans
1) Nebraska
30
2) Southern Illinois
25
3) Tennessee
23
4) Florida Southern
22
5) DePaul
20
6) Illinois Wesleyan
19
  College of New Jersey
19
8)  Fresno State
18
  Notre Dame
18
  Northern Illinois
18

Below is a list of the 22 Huskers to earn CoSIDA Academic All-America Accolades:

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Player

Academic All-America Honor(s)

Denise Day

1984 First Team
1985 First Team

Denice Feldhaus

1984 Honorable Mention

Shelby Mertins

1984 Honorable Mention

Lori Richins

1985 Honorable Mention
1986 First Team
1987 Second Team

Margie Ogrodowicz

1987 Second Team
1988 Second Team

Ruth Chatwin

1987 Third Team

Lori Sippel

1988 First Team

Janelle Frese

1989 Second Team

Jill Rishel

1990 First Team

Ann Halsne

1991 Third Team
1992 Third Team

Denise McMillan

1992 Second Team
1993 Second Team
1994 Second Team

Karla Knicely

1996 Third Team

Jenny Smith

 

1998 Third Team

 

Jamie Fuente

2001 Third Team

Kim Ogee

 

2002 Second Team

 

Lizzy Aumua

2006 First Team

KoKo Tacha

2006 Third Team

Molly Hill

 

2008 Third Team
2009 First Team

 

Robin Mackin

2010 Second Team

Ashley Hagemann

2011 Second Team

Nikki Haget

2011 Third Team

Mattie Fowler

2016 First Team

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