May 5, 2016
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gamecock junior first baseman Kaylea Snaer garnered selection onto the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District 4 team, the organization released today.
Snaer leads NCAA Division I in doubles, breaking both South Carolina’s and the Southeastern Conference’s single-season marks with 24 so far this season. The Rowland Heights, Calif., product leads the Gamecocks with a .376 batting average and .624 slugging percentage and ranks second on the team with five homers and 37 RBI. Five times, Snaer has doubled twice in a game this season, and she had a nine-game hitting streak in which she posted two or more hits in each game.
A 2014 SEC All-Freshman Team selection, Snaer has twice made the SEC Academic Honor Roll and the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Scholar-Athlete lists. She’s the 17th Gamecock to earn such distinction, joining teammate Victoria Williams, who made last year’s release.
To qualify for nomination, a student must have completed one calendar year on campus, have a 3.30 cumulative grade-point average or higher and be a starter or major contributor to the team. Those winners from the eight districts move onto the national ballot, which will be released later this month.
South Carolina (34-18, 6-15 SEC) closes the 2016 regular season this weekend at No. 16/14 Missouri (37-12, 12-9 SEC), with all three games showing on the WatchESPN app. Saturday’s contest, set for 3 PM EDT, airs on ESPNU, while Sunday’s finale will be a part of the SEC Network’s Bases Loaded whiparound coverage.
2016 CoSIDA Academic All-District 4 Team
P Victoria Brown, Jacksonville, Gr., Plano, Texas
P Sydney Littlejohn, Alabama, Jr., Rusk, Texas
C Natalie Shiver, Mercer, Sr., Leesburg, Ga.
IF Mandy Blackwell, Georgia State, Jr., Logansville, Ga.
IF Kasey Cooper, Auburn, Jr., Dothan, Ala.
IF Chandler Dare, Alabama, So., Tuscaloosa, Ala.
IF Kaylea Snaer, South Carolina, Jr., Rowland Heights, Calif.
OF Ella Denes, Jacksonville State, Sr., Pisgah, Ala.
OF Morgan Klaevemann, Florida State, So., Refugio, Texas
OF Haylie McCleney, Alabama, Sr., Morris, Ala.
OF Emily Woodruff, Jacksonville State, So., Albertville, Ala.
DP Kayli Kvistad, Florida, So., Lake City, Fla.