Fisher, Drury Earn CoSIDA Academic All-District Honors
Fisher (left) finished 2020 with a .317 batting average for MSUB while Drury had a .292 batting average for the Wolves.
Fisher (left) finished 2020 with a .317 batting average for MSUB while Drury had a .292 batting average for the Wolves.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

PORTLAND, Ore. – A shortened 2020 softball season did little to diminish the successes on the field and in the classroom for Montana State Billings junior Brittanee Fisher and Western Oregon junior Allyson Drury, who were named to the 2020 College Sports Information Directors of America’s (CoSIDA) Division II Academic All-District 8 Softball Team.

The duo was the GNAC’s lone representatives on the 12-member District 8 team, which is comprised of student-athletes from the GNAC, California Collegiate Athletic Association and the PacWest Conference. With the shortened collegiate spring seasons nationwide, nominees for the program were evaluated using career statistics instead of season statistics.

Fisher made the team with a 3.86 cumulative GPA as a health & human performance major. In three seasons with the Yellowjackets, the first baseman has compiled a .294 career batting average with 85 hits, 53 runs, 14 doubles, 20 home runs, 61 RBI and a .550 slugging percentage.

In 20 games in 2020, Fisher led all qualified MSUB batters with a .317 batting average with 19 hits, nine runs, two doubles, three home runs and nine RBI. She helped lead the Yellowjackets to an 8-15 overall record.

Drury was elected to the team with a 3.98 cumulative GPA as a biology major. She was one of four selections with a 3.90 GPA or greater. In three seasons with the Wolves, the utility player has compiled a .291 career batting average with 34 hits, 24 runs, four doubles, two home runs and 21 RBI.

In 17 games and 14 starts in 2020, Drury finished with a .292 batting average, 14 hits, two doubles, a home run and 11 RBI. She helped lead Western Oregon to a 13-10 overall record.

With the selections, Fisher and Drury are now eligible for selection to the CoSIDA Division II Academic All-America Softball Team, which will be announced on Wednesday, June 10.

To be eligible for the CoSIDA All-Academic All-America program, a student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative GPA and must have completed one full calendar year at the nominating institution. Nominated student-athletes must also have participated in at least 50 percent of their teams’ games.