Sarah Petzold Collects Google Cloud Academic All-America Honors
AUSTIN, Texas – Senior Sarah Petzold of the UAlbany softball team earned 2019 Google Cloud Academic All-America third team honors, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Friday morning.
Petzold makes history as the first player from the program to receive Academic All-America honors.
In her final season, the Carol Stream, Ill. native maintained a 4.0 GPA in mental health counseling while boasting a .331 batting average. Petzold was one of two players to start all 43 games this season for the Great Danes and finished the year second on the squad in slugging percentage (.552), hits (45), RBI (22), doubles (13) and homeruns (3).
Throughout her four years with the Great Danes, Petzold was tabbed a two-time America East All-Conference First Team and All-Academic selection. In 2018, she was named the America East Elite-18 winner and received Google Cloud Academic All-District first team accolades.
The 2019 Google Cloud Academic All-America Division I Softball Teams feature 21 members with a 4.0 GPA and 31 members with at least a 3.90 GPA as either undergraduate or graduate student-athletes.