Kari Westerbeek Named Google Cloud Academic All-District

Kari Westerbeek Named Google Cloud Academic All-District

Pfeiffer Softball Player Kari Westerbeek Named Google Cloud Academic All-District

Misenheimer, N.C. (May 9, 2019) – Pfeiffer University softball player Kari Westerbeek has been named a first-team member of the Google Cloud Academic All-District team.

The 2019 Google Cloud Academic All-District® Softball Team, selected by CoSIDA, recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom. The Google Cloud Academic All-America® program separately recognizes softball honorees in four divisions — NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NAIA.

First-team Academic All-District® honorees advance to the Google Cloud Academic All-America® ballot. First-, second- and third-team (when selected) Academic All-America® honorees will be announced in June.

Westerbeek, a sophomore designated player from Warsaw, N.C. carries a 3.80 grade point average, is majoring in Special and Elementary Education.

On the field, she has appeared in all 41 games and is hitting .337 on the season.  She has connected for 34 hits, five of which are doubles with 10 home runs to her credit.  She also has driven in 40 RBI on the season and has been walked 35 times.

Google Cloud Academic All-District Team selected by CoSIDA

NCAA DIVISION III – DISTRICT 5 (AL, AR, FL, GA, MO, MS, NC, PR, SC, TN, VA)

FIRST TEAM
Pos.    Name                              School                                            Yr.     GPA                Major
P     Taylor Belknap              University of Lynchburg                            Sr.      3.89                Political Science / Psychology
P     Hanna Hull                    Virginia Wesleyan University                     Jr.      3.57                Mathematics
C     Kendall Henry               Rhodes College                                        Sr.     3.54                Business
IF     Taylor Arends               Washington University in St. Louis            Sr.      3.96                Psychological & Brain Sciences
IF     Samantha Crabtree       Berry College                                         So.     3.91                Exercise Science
IF     Kayla Hugate               University of Lynchburg                            Jr.     3.85                Biomedical Science
IF     Grace Wild                   Christopher Newport University                 Jr.     3.78                Neuroscience
OF     Natalie Conrad             Guilford College                                      Jr.     3.84                Health Sciences / Biology
OF     Beck Hoskins               Eastern Mennonite University                   Sr.    3.98                Social Work
OF     Jenna Wilson               Emory University                                     Sr.    3.87                Neuroscience / Behavioral Biology
DP     Kari Westerbeek          Pfeiffer University                                     So.   3.80                Special Education & Elementary Education