AUSTIN, Texas — Williams College senior co-captain Mo Frank (Amherst, MA) has been selected to the 2014 Capital One Academic All-America® Division III Softball Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Frank was a Second Team selection. 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 his/her sports information director.
Since the program's inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America® honors on more than 20,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.
Frank is the 30th Academic All-American at Williams since 1993 and second softball player. Alana Frost was First Team in 2006. She was also a NFCA Second team All-American for her play this season.
Williams concluded its season with a 32-9 mark, the third time in program history an Eph team had surpassed the 30-win mark in a single season. Frank led the Ephs with a .450 batting average, a .510 on-base percentage and walks with 16. She was second with 58 hits and 11 stolen bases and third in slugging percentage at .551, knocking out four triples and five doubles this season.
Frank finished with a career batting average of .369, 8th-best all-time at Williams. She had seven career triples, sixth-best at the school, and 160 total bases, 16th best. Her 2015 single season was one of the finest put together by a member of the Ephs softball program as she put together six totals which were among the top 10-best single-season performances at the institution.
Previously, Frank was a All-NESCAC First Team selection, as well as a Capital One District I All-Academic Softball First Team member and a NFCA All-New England First Team selection. Frank is the fifth Williams player to earn All-America accolades, and the first since Ali Hart was named to the First Team in 2012.