Gustavus Adolphus softball players Rachael Click (Rochester, Minn./Mayo) and Julie Mahre (Lino Lakes, Minn./White Bear Lake) have been named to the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Five College Division Teams as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Click was named to the Academic All-District First Team for the second consecutive season, and will now advance to the national ballot. Mahre was named to the Academic All-District Second Team for the second straight season. The CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Softball Team will be released by CoSIDA Wednesday, May 28.
Click, a junior shortstop, started all 38 games for the Gusties this past season. She finished first in the MIAC with 66 total bases, tied for first in hits (36), finished second in batting average (.563), slugging percentage (1.031) and third in on-base percentage (.600), runs scored (24) and RBI (27). Click knocked out team-highs in triples (3) and home runs (10). She set new single season records in slugging percentage (1.055), batting average (.560), RBI (50), and total bases (115).
Click is the daughter of Roger and Diane Click and is a 2005 graduate of Rochester Mayo High School.
Mahre, a senior second baseman, was second in the MIAC in runs scored (25) and RBI (28), tied for fourth in total bases (54) and finished fifth in slugging percentage (.771). She led the team in overall runs scored (49) and doubles (19), which set new single season records. Mahre finished second on the squad in batting average (.455), hits (55), and RBI (39). She is the all-time leader at Gustavus in runs scored (165), hits (214), total bases (347) and home runs (22).
Mahre, a nursing major, is the daughter of Bill and Monica Mahre and is a 2004 graduate of White Bear Lake High School.
The Academic All-America program annually honors over 1600 student-athletes who have succeeded at the highest level on the playing field and in the classroom. Individuals are selected through voting by CoSIDA (the College Sports Information Directors of America), a 2,000-member organization consisting of sports public relations professionals for colleges and universities in the United States and Canada.
To be eligible, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his current institution and be nominated by his sports information director.