Hamline’s Mary-Clare Couillard named CoSIDA First Team Academic All-American.
Couillard made a seamless transition from second base — the position she played for her first three years at Hamline — to shortstop this spring. She finished her career as just the second Piper ever to record 200 hits. She batted .391 this spring with a team high 19 bases on balls (she led the MIAC with 14 walks in league games). She struck out just three times in 139 total plate appearances. The STA Alumni, was selected to the MIAC All-Conference team and the NFCA All-Region team for the third straight time in 2017. For her college career, she had a .398 batting average.
She has been just as impressive off the field. A Public Health Science and Psychology major, Couillard graduated with a 4.00 GPA. In addition to her class work, she served as co-president of Hamline’s SAAC chapter for the past two years and has been instrumental in helping to organize several Special Olympics events, including an annual basketball game with Augsburg. She also served as the chief assistant in the Sports Information office for all four years she attended Hamline.