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Kendall Baker, Maddy Lewis, Michele Ota, and Mikaila Reyes

Four Softball Players Honored as NFCA All-America Scholar-Athletes

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Four players from the University of California San Diego softball team have been named All-America Scholar-Athletes by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA).

Kendall Baker, Maddy Lewis, Michele Ota, and Mikaila Reyes earned the distinction as they held at least a 3.5 GPA over the 2017-18 academic year.

Baker, a senior infielder, majored in Human Development at UC San Diego's Marshall College. She won several academic awards this past season including CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team and California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Spring All-Academic accolades. In addition, Baker was the recipient of a Chancellor's Scholar-Athlete Award.

A junior infielder, Lewis is a Communication major at Sixth College. An All-CCAA First Team performer, she was also a CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team and CCAA Spring All-Academic selection as well as a National STUDENT-Athlete Day honoree. 

Ota, an outfielder, completed her freshman year as a Human Biology major at Roosevelt College.

Reyes also collected several other academic awards over her sophomore season including CCAA Spring All-Academic recognition. The utility player was also tabbed a CCAA Championship Scholar for possessing the highest GPA of any student-athlete competing in the league's tournament.

In 2018, UC San Diego went 36-19 overall and 27-13 in the CCAA. The Tritons advanced to the NCAA Division II postseason for the 10th time since 2001. 

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