COLUMBUS, Ohio – Senior pitcher Morgan Ray and sophomore designated player Kallie Boren were named to the 2019 Google Cloud Academic All-District 5 Softball Team, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced.
The Academic All-District teams recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their contributions on and off the field. Ray and Boren join nine other student-athletes from schools in Illinois, Indiana and Michigan on the District 5 First Team.
As Ohio State’s righty ace, Ray has a 3.77 GPA and recently graduated with a degree in health sciences. The Second Team All-Big Ten honoree paces the Buckeye pitching staff with a 2.12 ERA, 17 wins and 173 strikeouts in 172 innings of work. Ray has been a part of three no-hitters in 2019, including two solo performances, to become the first player since 2007 to have multiple no-hitters in a season.
Boren, a technical education and training major, boasts a 3.94 GPA through her first two years at Ohio State. The Pickerington, Ohio native has tallied 28 hits, driven in 22 runs and connected on four home runs this season. She is also a two-time OSU Scholar-Athlete.
As First Team Academic All-District selections, the duo will automatically be placed on the Google Cloud Academic All-America ballot. First, second and third team (when selected) Academic All-America selections will be announced in June.
The Google Cloud Academic All-District teams are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada. The Google Cloud Academic All-America program separately recognizes honorees in four divisions — NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and College Division. The College Division includes all NAIA, Canadian, two-year schools and other affiliations.
To be eligible for Academic All-District and All-America distinction, nominees must have reached at least sophomore academic standing and have a 3.30 GPA or higher to go along with legitimate on-field contributions.