Three Nebraska Wesleyan University softball players have been honored as Capital One/Academic All-District 6 selections in the NAIA College division. Junior infielder Megan Tieken, senior outfielder Dani Bryant, and senior pitcher Brenna Maguire were all recognized as Academic All-District.
All three players now advance to the national ballot for Capital One/Academic All-America recognition that will be announced May 21.
Tieken (Omaha, Neb.) has a 3.92 GPA as an accounting major. She played in 32 games getting the start in 30 games. Tieken started 26 games at second base and finished second on the team with a .344 batting average. The Millard West H.S. product had eight multiple hit games on the season.
Bryant (Lincoln, Neb.) earns her third straight Academic All-District honor as she was First-Team each of the past two seasons. Bryant carries a 3.72 GPA as a Biochemistry/Molecular Biology and Spanish Majors. The Lincoln Southwest H.S., graduate ended her career as the all-time steals leader at NWU with 104. She finished fifth with 151 career hits and sixth with a .358 batting average.
Maguire (Treynor, Iowa) has a 3.68 GPA as an accounting major. Maguire has been the No. 1 pitcher for the Prairie Wolves the past two seasons. This year she finished 8-11 with a 3.14 ERA and had 93 strikeouts. She ends her NWU career second on the career strikeout list with 285 and fifth in career victories with 28.
Student-athletes must meet four criteria to earn Capital One Academic All-District honors: 1) must have a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or better, 2) must have at least two terms of attendance at the institution, 3) must be at least a sophomore in athletic eligibility, 4) must be a starter or key reserve in their respective sport.
The All-District selection is determined by voting of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).