May 28, 2008
IOWA CITY – University of Iowa junior Colleen McGlaughlin was one of 11 Division I softball student-athletes nationally to be chosen as first team ESPN the Magazine Academic all-American. McGlaughlin was selected as a first team infielder and is the fourth Hawkeye softball player to ever be named first team academic all-America.
“This is a tremendous honor for Colleen”, Head Coach Gayle Blevins said. “We are so incredibly proud of what she has accomplished in our program. Colleen works extremely hard, both on the field and in the classroom. She is the perfect example of a student-athlete.”
McGlaughlin, who was the only Big Ten player named to the first team, is an actuarial science major and carries a 4.0 grade point average. She finished second on the team with a .341 batting average and led the team with nine home runs and 37 RBI. McGlaughlin was also tied for the team lead with 10 doubles.
The Morton, IL, native was also named first team National Fastpitch Coaches Assocation (NFCA) Mideast Region and second team all-Big Ten. McGlaughlin was honored as an ESPN the Magazine first team Academic all-District pick earlier this season.