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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- A trio of Summit League softball players were named to the 2020 CoSIDA Academic All-District teams released Thursday for their efforts on the field and in the classroom. Western Illinois pitcher Abby Carlin was named to the All-District 5 First Team, North Dakota State designated player Cara Beatty was named to the All-District 6 First Team and and Omaha infielder Emma Dargy was named to the All-District 7 First Team.
Carlin is a chemistry major with a 4.00 cumulative grade point average. In competition, the Huxley, Iowa, native appeared in 11 games in the circle including nine starts. Carlin collected a 3-5 record with a 2.01 ERA over 62.2 innings while striking out 42 batters and only walking seven. She struck out a career-high 14 batters in a 6-2 win over DePaul on March 6 and pitched eight innings with five strikeouts to earn the win against Grand Canyon on Feb. 16.
Beatty, a junior from Las Vegas, Nev., was named for the first time and advances to the Academic All-America® Team ballot, where first, second and third team All-America winners will be announced on June 11.
Beatty started 19 games at designated hitter, batting .393 with two home runs and 12 RBI, before the season was cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic. She added two doubles to finish with a .571 slugging percentage and led NDSU with a .469 on-base percentage. The Bison were 7-16 overall.
After transferring from Iowa State, Beatty was selected to the 2019 NFCA All-Midwest third team and 2019 All-Summit League first team. She is a NFCA Scholar Athlete and was named to the Summit League Honor Roll in 2019. Beatty is majoring in biological sciences (pre-med).
District 6 is comprised of student-athletes from Arkansas, Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
Dargy carries a 3.97 grade-point average with a major in computer science. She is a member of the UNO Dean's List, the Summit League's Academic Honor Roll and Commissioner's List of Academic Excellence and is an Easton/National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-America Scholar-Athlete.
In her senior campaign, Dargy hit .309 with seven homers and 23 RBI while starting all 24 games for the Mavericks. Dargy opened the season by winning Summit League Player of the Week in back-to-back weeks.
The team was selected by a vote of sports information directors whose institutions are located within CoSIDA District 7, which includes the states of Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma and Texas.
To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. 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 her sports information director.