Springfield, Mass. - May 5, 2017 - Junior infielder Kirsten Drobiak (Griswold, Conn.) of the Springfield College softball program has been recognized for her hard work in the classroom as well as on the field, as she earned College Sports Information Directors Association of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District® honors, announced on Thursday afternoon.
Drobiak is now eligible for Academic All-America accolades, which will be voted upon later this spring.
A Physician Assistant major at Springfield College, Drobiak has been instrumental in the Pride's success this year, as she has posted an impressive batting average (.437), while also notching 47 RBI on 59 hits, including 20 doubles and six home runs. Drobiak's 20 doubles ranks No. 5 in all of Division III softball, while she is also ranked No. 12 in RBI. Drobiak has started in all 40 of the games she has played in this season, as she is slugging .719 with an OBP of .497.
As impressive she is on the field, Drobiak is just as strong in the classroom, as she currently holds a grade-point average of 3.74 in a rigorous Physician Assistant major at Springfield College. Earlier this spring, Drobiak was named to the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Academic All-Conference team along with eight of her teammates, the most in conference.
Before the season, Springfield College was recognized as the sixth-ranked softball program in academics, as it posted a cumulative grade-point average of 3.538 during the 2015-16 academic year.
This weekend, the Pride will host Babson in the NEWMAC Championship on Saturday May 6 at 1 p.m. at Potter Field.