BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Three student-athletes from the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) earned Academic All-America honors on Tuesday, as the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced its NCAA Division III Google Cloud Academic All-America Teams for baseball and softball.
Bethel pitcher Michael Bohlke was named a Second Team Academic All-America selection in baseball, while Saint Mary's shortstop Brittney Birkhauser and Hamline designated player Aubree Douglas were Third Team Academic All-America honorees in softball.
Birkhauser (Sr. | Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. | Assumption) became SMU's first Academic All-America selection since 2005. The senior shortstop started 154 consecutive games over four seasons for the Cardinals and finished her playing career by either leading the team or sharing the team lead in nine different offensive categories. In the classroom, Birkhauser maintained a 3.97 grade-point average as an actuarial science major at Saint Mary's.
Bohlke (Jr. | Maple Grove, Minn. | Wayzata) racked up a 5-1 record with a 2.28 earned-run average in 12 starts on the mound for the MIAC Playoff champion Royals. An All-Conference and All-Region selection with a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 56-to-13, Bohlke also got the job done in the classroom, logging a 3.90 GPA while majoring in Accounting and Finance at Bethel. He was also the recipient of his second consecutive MIAC Elite 22 Award last month.
Douglas (Jr. | San Jacinto, Calif.) played first base, catcher and served as Hamline's primary designated player in 2018, leading all MIAC batters with a .455 average and finishing second in on-base percentage with a mark of .509 on the season. The junior psychology major has a cumulative GPA of 3.88 at Hamline.