WELLESLEY, Mass. – Wellesley College softball player Lauren Goldfarb has been named a Capital One Academic All-America selection by the Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). She is just the eighth student-athlete in Wellesley College history, and the first softball player, to earn the national recognition, which honors both high-level academics and athletics.
Hailing from Albuquerque, N.M., the junior took home second team honors on the CoSIDA list, after being a first team Academic All-District selection earlier this spring. Goldfarb was also named first-team NFCA All-Region and first team NEWMAC All-Conference by the coaches groups this season.
Goldfarb was Wellesley's leadoff hitter, finishing the year with a .415 batting average. She racked up 54 hits, 11 doubles, two homeruns and 16 runs batted in, with her hit total tying her own school record in the category. Goldfarb's 2012 season batting average also ranks second in program history.
In the classroom, Goldfarb is a Geology major who spent the fall semester abroad in Australia at the University of Sydney where she won gold with their softball team at the Uni Games. Goldfarb is also a two-time NEWMAC All-Academic team honoree.
Representing District I, which is comprised of Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, Goldfarb was just one of two players named to the national team. She joined Brandeis' Marianne Specker with the national honor.
Click here for the complete 2012 Capital One Academic All-America Division III Softball team as selected by CoSIDA: http://www.cosida.com/news.aspx?id=3682