Brookhaven’s Kat Wallace named to All-America Team

Published 6:00 pm Wednesday, August 4, 2021

A native Brookhaven softball player at Jones College has been named to the 2021 Academic All-America College Division Women’s At-Large Team.

Kat Wallace was selected by the CoSIDA, the College Sports Information Directors of America. She is only the third Jones student-athlete to be named to the All-America team, joining 2020 selections Lauren Stringer in softball and James McWilliams in men’s tennis.

Wallace, who is a math major, had a 4.0 grade point average at Jones, was a two-year Phi Theta Kappa member, a four-semester President’s List honoree and a member of the Jones Honors College. She was also named a Tullos Scholar, the highest academic award presented at Jones.

Wallace started in 68 or her 69 career games at second base. She was a .300 lifetime hitter with 17 doubles, a home run, 22 RBIs and 24 stolen bases. In 173 chances at second, she committed 10 errors.

She helped the Bobcats to the MACCC championship, Region 23 championship and the NJCAA Division II Softball national runner-up finish in 2021. The Bobcats went 47-9 and were ranked No. 2 in the nation.

Wallace has been involved with numerous community service projects, including with Phi Theta Kappa gathering water and canned goods for local high schools. With Heucks Retreat Baptist Church, she has gone to the Philippines and helped build playgrounds and to Guatemala to help build houses.

Wallace does volunteer work for her church, serves as an assistant softball coach with Brookhaven Academy and walks dogs for the animal rescue league.

The college division includes two-year institutions, Canadian institutions and any United States four-year institutions that are not affiliated with the NCAA or NAIA. The average GPA of the CoSIDA Academic All-America College Division men’s at-large team is 3.78, while the average GPA of the CoSIDA Academic All-America College Division women’s at-large team is 3.94.

For more information on the Academic All-America program, visit AcademicAllAmerica.com.