UHV’s Emily Flores was selected to the 2020 Google Cloud Academic All-District 4 NAIA Division softball first team.
The 2020 Google Cloud Academic All-District Baseball and Softball Teams, selected by CoSIDA, recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom.
Flores, a senior outfielder, was selected to the outfield position and will now advance to the Google Cloud Academic All-America ballot, with first- and second-team Academic All-America honorees to be announced in June.
“I am honored and humbled to be selected and represent UHV,” Flores said. “I’m also happy for my two teammates nominated, they are just as deserving. It is gratifying that our dedication in the classroom and on the field is recognized, as its a testament of the success culture our coaches have created at UHV, which celebrates classroom performance equally to wins on the diamond.”
To be nominated, student athletes must have participated in at least 50% of the team’s games at the position listed on the nomination form, must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.30 GPA on a 4.0 scale, and complete one full calendar year at their current school.
Flores is in her fourth season with the Jaguars and is a health studies major with a 3.84 GPA.
She has worked outside the softball field and school to help the Victoria community during her four years. She is a three-time RRAC scholar athlete, a two-time, earned recognition on the Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) first team in 2019, and was the RRAC Tournament MVP in 2018.
She earned recognition on the UHV Dean’s List seven times and the President’s List three times and is a 2019 Daktronics-NAIA scholar athlete.
She is in the UHV career top 10 in hits, runs, RBI, doubles, total bases, walks and multi-hit games. She has a career .312 batting average with a .373 on-base percentage, a .427 slugging percentage and a .923 fielding percentage.
District 4 is comprised of NAIA schools that are members of CoSIDA in Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wyoming and Canada.