IPFW senior pitcher Courtney Cronin has been named to the Capital One Academic All-District First team, announced on Thursday afternoon. This is the second straight season that Cronin was named to the All-District First Team.
Cronin, one of two seniors on IPFW's record-setting softball team, leads the squad with a 17-2 record in the circle, a 1.24 ERA, and four saves. Her saves rank her 13th among all of NCAA Division I, as her ERA ranks her 15th, her wins 71st, while her 5.6 strikeouts per seven innings ranks 175th.
Also an ace with the bat, Cronin has eight home runs, tied for the team lead, and her 40 RBI's this year are the fourth highest in IPFW softball history for a season.
First-team Academic All-District honorees advance to the Capital One Academic All-America Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected later this month.
She was the 2010 Summit League Pitcher of the Year, and was named to the All-Summit League Second Team last year. She is the school's career leader in wins, ERA, shutouts, strikeouts, and complete games.
Cronin is one of just two Summit League representatives on the All-District team, as she is joined by Kaelene Curry of UMKC.
The Mastodons, at 39-12 this season, host South Dakota in a Summit League three-game series, with the first pitch coming at 3 p.m. today.
The game is also the Janet I. Lebamoff Pink Out Day, where the team will wear commemorative pink jerseys.