Perez Named Academic All-District

Perez Named Academic All-District

SPOKANE, Wash. – Whitworth senior pitcher Madi Perez continues to add to her awards haul in 2017.  The Northwest Conference Pitcher of the Year, Perez has been voted to the 2017 Academic All-District 8 Division III Softball Team by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).  The organization released its list of academic honorees today.

Perez is a psychology major from Fountain Valley, California.  She has a 3.95 GPA through January Term.

Perez has had a record-setting senior season.  She is 23-4 with a 1.57 ERA as the Pirates' primary starting pitcher in 2017.  She set a school record for wins in a season and also for career victories (61).  She also had three saves this season and led the league in complete games (19) and shutouts (8). 

Perez has led Whitworth to a 35-9 record and into the NCAA Division III tournament for the third season in a row.  The Pirates claimed the NWC's automatic bid by winning the league tournament on April 21-23 at Diana Marks Field.

To qualify for nomination to the Academic All-District team a student-athlete must have a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.25 and be of sophomore standings.  The nominees must also be a starter, or key reserve.  Perez is now eligible for selection to the CoSIDA Academic All-America Division III softball team.