For the third straight season, East Central University softball senior Mariah Ewy has been honored as a Google Cloud Academic All-District selection, as voted on by members of CoSDIA.
To be eligible for nomination, a student-athlete must be at least a sophomore in the classroom and on the field or have been at the current institution for at least one full year, maintain a GPA of 3.33 or higher and be a starter or significant contributor to the team on the field.
A two-time GAC Elite Scholar selection (highest GPA competing in the championships), Ewy has a perfect 4.0 GPA in biology and graduated Saturday. She was one of two selections on the 12-member team from the Great American Conference.
The 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-America third team honoree was also recently named the ECU Athletics Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
The 2019 George Nigh top five finalist (the top graduating senior at ECU) has earned All-GAC honors for two seasons. This year, she missed just one game — she was one of 20 college students from across the state to present her research during Research Day at the state Capitol — but she arrived in time to play in the second game of a doubleheader against archrival Southeastern.
Ewy finished the 2019 season batting .305, with 27 runs, 39 hits, 9 doubles, one triple, 16 RBIs,15 walks drawn, and seven sacrifice bunts. She was 3-for-3 in stolen base attempts and added 92 putouts and 83 assisted outs, with a .941 fielding percentage.
Like several of the other seniors on the 2019 Tigers team, Ewy made a name for herself in the record books. She is ranked in three Top 10 career categories, with the No. 1 spot in games played (209), No. 6 in walks drawn (48) and No. 10 in runs scored (80).
The Perry native now advances to the Google Cloud Academic All-America ballot, which will be announced next month.