Guilford's Natalie Conrad Earns Academic All-District Softball Honors

Natalie Conrad '20 (John Bell, Touch A Life Photography)
Natalie Conrad '20 (John Bell, Touch A Life Photography)

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Guilford College junior Natalie Conrad was named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) NCAA Division III Google Cloud Academic All-District® V Team, the organization announced Thursday. Conrad, a three-time member of the Academic All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) team, advances to CoSIDA's Division III Academic All-America® ballot. The results will be announced June 4.

The all-district squads are comprised of softball students from Division III institutions in the 10-state area from Virginia to Missouri. Nominees were starters or key reserves of sophomore academic standing or above who maintained at least a 3.3 grade point average.

Conrad, a 5-3 outfielder, earned Second Team All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) recognition and was named the league's Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete of the Year last month. The left-handed hitter led the Quakers and ranks third in the ODAC with a .430 batting average. She set school records for triples in a season (6) and career (10). Conrad also topped the Quakers in runs (41), hits (58), and stolen bases (11). She ranks among ODAC leaders in hits (3rd), runs (5th), triples (1st), and total bases (6th). Her 41 runs stand 3rd in school history and her 58 hits are fifth. She led Guilford with 20 multiple-hit games and is ranked 13th among Division III triples leaders through games of May 13.

Off the field, Conrad boasts a 3.80 grade point average as a double major in health sciences and biology. She is a six-time member of both the dean's list and Guilford's Student-Athlete Honor Roll.

Coach Dennis Shores' Quakers logged a 26-15 overall record, 10-10 in the ODAC. The 26 victories rank fourth on the school's single-season list. Shores may return as many as 17 letter winners next year, including Conrad.