Duncan Earns CoSIDA Academic All-District Honor

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Saint Mary's junior softball player Makenzie Duncan was one of only 11 NCAA Division III softball players from the Indiana, Ohio, and Illinois (District 7) region to earn College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District® recognition.

A student-athlete's performances both in the classroom and in the competitive arena. A biology major and chemistry minor, Duncan boasts a 4.00 cumulative grade point average at Saint Mary's. A five-time Dean's List and two-time MIAA Academic Honor Roll honoree, she is part of the TriBeta Biological Honor Society, is a teaching assistant for statistics, and is involved with Dance Marathon, Belles Against Violence, Biology Club, and Campus Ministry. The junior right fielder was recognized as a Second Team All-MIAA performer for the 2017 season and has broken the school records for both triples in a season and triples in a career.

She will next be considered for CoSIDA Academic All-America® Team honors. First-, Second- and Third-Team All-America® honorees will be selected later in May. Duncan and Trine University's Catherine Porter were the lone MIAA representatives on the 2017 Academic All-District® list.

Duncan is just the second member of the Saint Mary's softball team to earn CoSIDA Academic All-District® accolades, joining 2010 CoSIDA Academic All-America® honoree Ashley Peterson '10.

To be eligible for Academic All-District® and Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.30 (on 4.00 scale), have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.

CoSIDA began the distinguished Academic All-America program in 1952, and since then, has honored thousands of deserving student-athletes from numerous sports across all divisions with these elite Academic All-America scholar-athlete honors.