BRISTOL, Tenn. – After wrapping up her senior season of play by earning first team all-conference accolades and helping the Tornado to a runner-up finish in the Conference Carolinas Tournament, King University softball player Cassie Ringstaff was named to the Capital One Academic All-District team this afternoon.
Ringstaff has a 3.661 grade point average and will graduate with a biology degree. She was one of two Tornado softball players to be named academic-all conference earlier this season. Ringstaff has also excelled on the field, earning first team all-conference honors after batting .351 with 10 runs batted in and 10 runs scored in conference play. She finished second in the league with 19 stolen bases in 21 attempts on the season and was second on the team with 24 total runs scored.
Ringstaff joins baseball player Cory Rhodes as the fourth and fifth Tornado student-athletes to be named Academic All-District since King's move to NCAA Division II membership in 2010, following baseball player Bryant Walker in 2012 and cross country and track and field athlete Hannah Witt in 2013. Volleyball player Kelsey Griffitts went on to be named First Team Academic All-America this fall after also earning Academic All-District distinction.