GREENWOOD, Ind. – Harvard softball was honored with two more awards Thursday, May 5, as junior pitcher Taylor Cabe and sophomore outfielder/utility player Maddy Kaplan have been selected to the 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-District 1 Team as voted on by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
To be nominated for CoSIDA Academic All-District, a student-athlete must be a starter or key reserve with legitimate athletic credentials, have reached their sophomore year and have at least a 3.30 cumulative GPA.
Cabe, a human evolutionary biology concentrator from Boiling Springs, South Carolina, has been a dominant force in the circle for Harvard this season. Overall, Cabe posted a 14-3 record, the second-most wins in the Ivy League, to go with a 3.12 ERA and 67 strikeouts. Her unblemished 7-0 record against the Ivy League helped the Crimson capture the North Division title this week and advance to the 2016 Ivy League Championship Series. She has six complete games in nine starts during the Ancient Eight slate, highlighted by two shutouts.
Kaplan, an economics concentrator from Santa Monica, California, has been a tremendous force at the plate all season. The Ivy League leader with a .446 batting average, Kaplan ranks second on the team with 50 hits, 30 RBI and 12 doubles, while leading the way with 13 walks. She has also swiped five bases this year. Her .446 average at the dish currently ranks as the fourth-best single season mark in program history, while her .392 career mark is good for third all-time. In Ivy play this season, Kaplan has batted .523, with 34 hits, 21 RBI and six walks, all team-highs.
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.