UChicago softball receives five Academic All-District honors


chicago – Five members of the University of Chicago softball team earned spots on the 2023 Academic All-District Team as selected by the College Sports Communicators (CSC).

Delaney Choi Made 19 pitching appearances with five starts. In the circle, the junior accumulated a 7–0 record with a 2.32 ERA. He struck out 52 batters in 57.1 innings. Opposing hitters were limited to a .232 batting average.

Claire Fortier Started 36 of 37 games played for the Maroons. As the team’s starting shortstop, the sophomore helped turn four double plays while batting .210 with 10 RBI. Fortier was a perfect 10-for-10 on stolen base attempts.

Paige Hefke Of his 26 pitching appearances, 19 were starts. The staff ace earned a 14–6 record with 16 complete games and three saves. The sophomore posted a 1.47 ERA with 138 strikeouts in 138.1 innings.

Layla Sims Started all 37 games in center field. The second player hit a team-high six home runs while adding a .339 batting average, 22 RBI, six doubles, two triples and 17 walks. Sims also stole a team-leading 25 bases on 29 attempts – the third most steals in program history.

ava sinai Of the 36 games played, he started 32, primarily in left field. The junior compiled a .274 batting average with eight RBIs, three doubles, one triple and four steals.

Nominees for the CSC Academic All-America must be a starter or significant reserve at their current institution with at least a 3.50 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale).

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