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It’s not easy to simultaneously balance the demands of being a high-level athlete and a college student. Although it often gets overlooked as college sports becomes more of a business, excelling in the classroom and pursuing a degree should always be celebrated.

Thirty-three players have been honored for their work on the field and in the classroom as members of the 2024 Academic All-America® NCAA Division I softball teams selected by the College Sports Communicators.

Seven players on the Academic All-America® teams have a perfect 4.0 GPA in their undergraduate work or graduate school. The 11 members of the first team have an average GPA of 3.793.

Six players were repeat Academic All-America® selections–Alyssa Brito (Oklahoma), Erin Coffel (Kentucky), Addison Barnard (Wichita State), Kiki Milloy (Tennessee), Kelly Maxwell (Oklahoma) and Allie Skaggs (Arizona). Milloy and Maxwell are three-time selections.

Alabama (37), Tennessee (34), Nebraska (31), Florida (26) have the most AAAs all-time among all programs in all divisions. Oklahoma (23) is tied for fifth. Arizona State (22) and Oklahoma State (22) are tied for sixth.


CCaroline WangOklahoma State University3.95Sr.Communication Sciences & Disorders
DPCC WongWichita State3.66Sr.General Studies Sociology
IFAlyssa Brito (1)University of Oklahoma3.72Sr.Psychology
IFErin Coffel (3)University of Kentucky3.60Sr.Kinesiology
IFAminah VegaDuke University3.73So.Psychology
IFShaylon GovanBaylor3.76Jr.Health, Kinesiology & Leisure Studies
OFKorbe OtisUniversity of Florida4.00Jr.Pre-Professional Biology
OFClaire DavidsonDuke University3.77Sr.Sociology
OFDakota KennedyUniversity of Arizona4.00So.Criminal Justice Studies
PNiJaree CanadyStanford3.54So.Undeclared
PLexi KilfoylOklahoma State University3.67/4.00Sr.Interdisciplinary Studies (G)
CSydney RossOmaha4.00/4.00Gr.Public Administration
DPVallery WongUniversity of Oregon4.00Gr.Prevention Science
IFBillie AndrewsUniversity of Nebraska3.86Sr.Graphic Design
IFJess OaklandUniversity of Minnesota3.59So.Kinesiology
IFCaitlin CokerBoston University3.88Gr.Biology
IFKarli SpaidMiami University3.69Sr.Business
OFAddison Barnard (4)Wichita State3.82Sr.Health Science
OFKiki Milloy (1) (5)University of Tennessee3.63/3.71Gr.Business Administration (G)
OFRylie BooneUniversity of Oklahoma3.52Sr.Communication
PPayton GottshallUniversity of Tennessee3.60/3.72Gr.Teacher Education (G)
PKelly Maxwell (3) (5)University of Oklahoma3.64/3.61Gr.Healthcare Law
CTaylor KrapfUniversity of Minnesota3.78Jr.Biology
DPSara Beth AllenGeorgia Institute of Technology3.50Sr.Business Administration
IFAllie Skaggs (1)University of Arizona3.91Sr.Journalism
IFDevyn FlahertyFlorida State3.89/3.89Sr.Sport Management
IFAcacia AndersUniversity of California3.58Jr.Psychology
IFRylee HoltorfUniversity of Washington3.84Jr.Communication
OFKaley MudgeFlorida State4.00/4.00Gr.Athletic Coaching
OFJadelyn AllchinUCLA3.75/3.83Gr.Marketing
OFAli NewlandLouisiana State University3.93Sr.Mass Communications
PGeorgeanna BarefootCharlotte4.00/4.00Sr.Health Systems Management
PJala WrightDuke University3.74Sr.Sociology
(1) – 1st team Academic All-America® in 2023
(3) – 3rd team Academic All-America® in 2023
(4) – 1st team Academic All-America® in 2022
(5) – 2nd team Academic All-America® in 2022