BOSTON, Mass. - The 2019 Google Cloud Academic All-District® Softball Teams have been released to recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom and Emmanuel College junior outfielder Yuleska Ramirez-Tejeda (Cambridge, Mass.) has been recognized on the All-District team for the second time this year, also earning Academic All-District honors in Women's Basketball.
Ramirez-Tejeda has been named to the 11-member District 1 Team, which features student-athletes from Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont.
The Cambridge, Mass. native is now eligible for even higher honors, as First-team Academic All-District® honorees advance to the Google Cloud Academic All-America® ballot. First-, second- and third-team (when selected) Academic All-America® honorees will be announced in June.
The Google Cloud Academic All-District® teams include the student-athletes listed in link provided below and are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada.
The Division II and III Google Cloud Academic All-America® programs are partially supported financially by the NCAA Division II and III national governance structures to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2018-19 Divisions II and III Academic All-America® programs. The NAIA Google Cloud Academic All-America® program is partially financially supported through the NAIA national office.
Google Cloud Academic All-America® teams will be announced as following: June 3 (NAIA), June 4 (NCAA Division III), June 5 (NCAA Division II) and June 6 (NCAA Division I).
Ramirez-Tejeda, a Criminal Justice major at Emmanuel, topped the GNAC and finished the year with single-season records at Emmanuel in home runs (10) and slugging percentage (.814). The junior batted a team-best .381 on the year to rank 14th in the GNAC, driving in 33 runs to rank second while also scoring 33 runs to rank tied for fifth. She finished the season with 79 total bases, 52 of which came in GNAC play to lead the conference.
Ramirez-Tejeda was one of only three GNAC players to collect 2019 Google Cloud Academic All-District® Softball Team honors joining Norwich University senior Emily Oliver (District-1) and Johnson & Wales University senior Ally Mishol (District-2).
The junior outfielder is the first player in Emmanuel College history to earn a pair of Google Cloud Academic All-Region® accolades in two different sports and is just the second player in program history to earn All-Region honors joining Katie Foley '04 who was the softball program's first recipient in 2003 and then earned the honor again in 2004.
Ramirez-Tejeda is one of two EC athletes to garner Google Cloud Academic All-District® honors during the 2018-19 academic year. She also earned the honor in Women's Basketball while senior Mikayla Guthrie (Women's Soccer) also claimed the prestigious academic accolade last fall. Both Guthrie and Ramirez-Tejeda went on to be voted as Google Cloud Academic All-Americans® in their respective sports.
The Saints capped the 2019 season with an overall record of 25-14, marking the second-most wins in a season by a softball team at Emmanuel. EC posted a 15-1 record in GNAC play, setting the record for most wins in conference action en route to winning the GNAC North Division regular-season crown. They hosted one day of GNAC tournament action, defeating #3N Saint Joseph's College (ME) before falling in the GNAC Semifinal round to #1S Simmons University and #2S University of Saint Joseph (CT), the eventual GNAC Champion.