North Adams, MA- After wrapping up a phenomenal career in a Trailblazer softball uniform, MCLA's Kaitlyn Berghela has been named to the 2019 Google Cloud Academic All American Third Team as announced by CoSida this afternoon. The honor caps off a memorable run for Berghela as she also captured the department's top female athlete award and was named team MVP.
Berghela's third team selection marks the first time an MCLA Softball player received the prestigious honor. A Biology major, the captain sported a 4.0 grade point average at MCLA and was a member of Chi Alpha Sigma for two years. She was a four year MASCAC All Academic team selection as well during her time in North Adams.
On the field, Berghela was just as impactful. A two time All MASCAC performer, Berghela was a key component of the Trailblazer offense since her arrival to campus. She ended her career with a .356 batting average, scored 83 runs, drove in 56, and stole 34 bases. The Watervliet, NY native was a captain her final two seasons at MCLA.
Berghela was one of only four New England based players to earn the honor.
CoSIDA began the distinguished Google Cloud Academic All-America® program in 1952, and since then, has honored thousands of deserving student-athletes from numerous sports across all divisions with these elite Academic All-America® scholar-athlete honors. Twenty-two of the 34 members of the 2019 Google Cloud Academic All-America® Division III softball teams have at least a 3.90 GPA, with eight student-athletes maintaining a perfect 4.00 GPA. The 11 members of the first team have an average GPA of 3.91.
The Division III Google Cloud Academic All-America® program is financially supported by the NCAA Division III national governance structure to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2018-19 Division III Academic All-America® teams.
For more information regarding the Google Cloud Academic All-America® program, visit https:/academicallamerica.com
Release courtesy of MCLA Sports Information