MEDFORD - Junior center fielder Maggie Lebinski of the Tufts University softball team was voted on to the 2019 Google Cloud Academic All-District® Softball Team announced Thursday.
Selected by the College Sports Information Directors Association (CoSIDA), the honor recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom.
The Google Cloud Academic All-District® teams are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada. As an Academic All-District® honoree for Division III District 1 (Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont), Lebinski advances to the Google Cloud Academic All-America® ballot. First-, second- and third-team Academic All-America® honorees will be announced in June.
Lebinski is one of 11 players on the District 1 team, including one of just two from the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC). She has been very productive from the ninth spot in the Jumbo batting order this spring while also playing a good center field and succeeding as a biopsychology major at Tufts.
From Monroe, Connecticut, Lebinski is hitting .329 and slugging .500 with six doubles, a triple and two home runs. She has also stolen eight bases and has not made an error in 34 fielding chances. Lebinski has a .359 career batting average in three years (83 games) with 25 of 28 success stealing bases. She has received the Tufts Softball Future Leader Award and was a winner of the Jumbo Strength Award, both in 2018.
A Dean's List student for spring 2017, fall 2017 and fall 2018, she will soon be a two-time NESCAC All-Academic Team honoree (2018, 2019). Last summer she worked as a research assistant in the Comparative Cognition Lab of Principal Investigator Robert Cook.
Lebinski and the rest of the Jumbos won the 2019 NESCAC title and are hosting an NCAA Regional at Spicer Field this weekend.