Brown, Macadam Named to Softball Academic All-District First Team

Brown, Macadam Named to Softball Academic All-District First Team

Harvard had two representatives on the Academic All-District First Team (Harvard Athletic Communications).

Senior co-captain Ellen Macadam and junior Rachel Brown of the Harvard softball team have been named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Softball Team, the organization announced Friday. It marks the first time Harvard has had two representatives on the first team since the 2007 season.   

Macadam, a psychology concentrator, earned first-team recognition with a 3.44 GPA. The Atlanta, Ga., native has been a catalyst for the Crimson this season, leading the team to its fifth Ivy League Championship and setting school records in career runs scored (139) and hits (222). Macadam was also named Ivy League Player of the Week twice this season.

Brown, also a psychology concentrator, joined Macadam on the first-team with a 3.53 GPA. The junior had arguably her best season in 2011, becoming the first Harvard pitcher to amass more than 20 wins in a season (21) and breaking the league single-season strikeout record with 291 on the year. Brown has pitched seven shutouts this season, is ranked fourth in the nation in strikeouts per game (11.4) and has been named Ivy League Pitcher of the Week three times in 2011.

Both Macadam and Brown now advance onto the national ballot when they have the chance to receive Academic All-America honors. Voting on the national ballot begins May 10. For more information about the CoSIDA Academic All-America program, click here.