ATHENS, Ohio– Ohio softball sophomore Katie Yun was named to the 2019 Google Cloud Academic All-District® Team, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), the organization announced.
Yun (North Canton, Ohio) earns the honor in her first season of eligibility for the award. She will now see her name placed on the Google Cloud Academic All-America® Team ballot.
Yun is the fourth Bobcat to be named to the All-District 5 Team, and the first since Savannah Jo Dorsey in 2017.
Yun, an Early Childhood Education major, played and started all 55 games for Ohio at shortstop during the 2019 season. She led the Bobcats with a .396 batting average with a team-high 78 his in 197 at bats. She also scored a team-leading 52 runs and hit a team-high 18 doubles to go along with one triple and 14 homeruns. She added 35 RBI and a .711 slugging percentage. The sophomore drew eight walks and was hit by a pitch four times and registered a .429 on base percentage. Yun's 78 hits set the Ohio single season mark in hits in a single season, while her 52 runs scored set the new Bobcat mark for runs scored in a single season. She also recorded a 17-game hitting streak to open the 2019 season and had a three-homerun day at Pittsburgh on March 19.
Yun was named MAC Player of the Week once this season and was named to the All-MAC First Team.
In MAC play, Yun finished the conference season with a .414 batting average, finishing the conference season with 29 hits, 20 runs scored, eight doubles, one triple and six homeruns. She also registered 15 RBI, 57 total bases, an .814 slugging percentage, while drawing two walks and stealing three bases. In the field, she recorded 22 putouts, 28 assists and had an .820 fielding percentage.
Yun also hit safely in 16 out of 20 conference games, and on May 4 at Buffalo, Yun became the new Ohio single season hits leader, registering her 74thon the season. Yun also led the MAC in hits, runs scored, was third in slugging percentage, batting average and homeruns and fifth in doubles. She was also named the MAC Player of the Week for her performance the week of March 18.
Yun started conference play on fire and did not cool off. In the MAC opener against Bowling Green, Yun went 2-for-4 with two homeruns, three RBI and three runs scored. In the final game of the three-game series, Yun added another homerun, going 2-for-5 with two runs scored and one RBI. On April 13 at Akron, Yun had a 4-for-4 day, hitting two homeruns, scoring three times and recorded two doubles and six RBI.
The 2019 Google Cloud Academic All-District® Softball Team, selected by CoSIDA, recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom. The Google Cloud Academic All-America® program separately recognizes softball honorees in four divisions – NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NAIA.
The NCAA Division I teams are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada, with District 5 comprising all student-athletes from Division I schools in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. To be nominated, a student-athlete must hold at least sophomore status, be a starter or key reserve, and carry a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher. Team members are selected by a vote of CoSIDA members within the district.
First-team Academic All-District® honorees advance to the Google Cloud Academic All-America® ballot. First-, second- and third-team (if necessary) Academic All-America® honorees will be announced in early June.