From Case Western Reserve University
Recent Case Western Reserve University graduate Makenzie Lein (Petersburg, Mich./Ida) has been named to the 2014 Capital One Academic All-America® Division III Softball Team, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
A second-team honoree, Lein is the first softball student-athlete in school history to garner Academic All-America® status. She maintained a 3.77 grade point average while earning a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering.
Lein enjoyed the finest season of her career in 2014 with first-team All-University Athletic Association status and third-team NFCA All-Central Region honors. She ranked sixth in the UAA with a team-best .415 batting average to go along with three home runs, eight doubles, a team-high 32 RBI and 11 stolen bases.
One of the finest shortstops to ever suit up for Case Western Reserve, Lein was a career .338 hitter with 12 home runs, 43 doubles and 98 RBI. She is the program's all-time leader in both career hits (172) and runs scored (125), and she ranks fourth in starts (160), second in doubles, fourth in homers and fourth in RBI.
The Capital One Academic All-America® Teams recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.
Since the program's inception, a total of 81 Case Western Reserve student-athletes have been named Academic All-America®. That number includes 22 combined over the past four-plus academic years.