GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT) CMU softball has some smart athletes on the team and two were recognized by the College Sports Information Directors of America as Academic All-Americans.
Junior outfielder Hailey Hinson was named a Google Cloud Second Team Academic All-American. Senior pitcher McKenzie Surface was named to the Third Team. Surface is the first Maverick to earn the honor twice and was only one of three repeat Academic All-America recipients this year.
Hinson has a 4.0 GPA and was also named the Summit Award winner for having the highest GPA in the RMAC. Surface was named the RMAC Academic Player of the Year for a third time in 2019. She majored in psychology and counseling with a 3.92 GPA.