BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the first time this year, a King University student-athlete has garnered CoSIDA Academic All-American honors. Tornado softball player Hannah Devotie was selected third team All-America by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), when the awards were announced on Wednesday.
Not only is she the first Tornado to earn the distinction this year, she becomes the first King softball player to earn CoSIDA Academic All-American honors. In 2013-14, Cassie Ringstaff earned CoSIDA Academic All-District recognition.
Devotie earns honors in her first year at King as she carries a 4.0 GPA while majoring in Athletic Training. The Johnson City native ranks second in Conference Carolinas and 27th in all of NCAA Division II in stolen bases. She swiped 31 bases on 33 attempts for an average of 0.62 steals per game. She ranked second on the team and 10th in Conference Carolinas with 59 hits on the season and ranks 13th in the league with a batting average of .347.
Devotie led the team and ranked 15th in the league with 31 runs scored on the season. She ripped her first home run of the season, an inside the park home run against Barton College. The junior also ranked second in the team with 16 multiple hit games, including a 4-for-5 performance with two runs scored at Lees-McRae College.
Devotie was the only student-athlete from a Conference Carolinas member school, and one of five from the southeast region to be selected CoSIDA Academic All-American. Joining her were Carley Tysinger of Catawba College and Elayna Siebert of Carson-Newman University where were both first team honorees. Jeanie Perrucci of Young Harris College was selected second team and Peyton Roth of Armstrong State University was on the third team.