St. Louis, Mo., May 9, 2019 — Washington University in St. Louis senior third baseman Taylor Arends was named to the 2019 Google Cloud NCAA Division III Academic All-District Five Team, as announced Thursday by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). This marks the third-straight year Arends earned the honor.
Arends, a first-team all-University Athletic Association (UAA) selection, started 33 games at third base and hit a team-best .408 with seven doubles, three triples and 20 RBIs. She ranked first in the conference in on-base percentage (.483) and third in batting average. Arends was named the UAA Hitter of the Week on March 11.
She started all 151 games in her career and ranked fifth in WashU school history in hits (190) and sixth in runs scored (127) and batting average (.393).
A two-time Google Cloud Academic All-American and three-time Academic All-UAA selection, Arends has a 3.96 grade point average while majoring in psychological and brain sciences with a minor in healthcare management.
To be eligible for nomination to the Google Cloud Academic All-District Team, student-athletes must be at least a sophomore in academic standing with at least a 3.30 cumulative GPA, and must be a starter or an important reserve. Arends is eligible to be selected to the Google Cloud Academic All-America Team, announced June 4.