MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Morrisville State College softball short stop Holly Gamlen (Cazenovia, N.Y.) added another academic accolade to her storied career as a two-sport student-athlete, becoming the college's first student-athlete to receive Capital One Academic All-District 3 first team honors, as presented through Co-SIDA.
Gamlen, a first team selection, will now move on to the Academic All-America Team ballot, with first, second and third team honorees to be selected later this month.
To be eligible for consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.30 on a 4.0 scale, and have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at his or her institution.
The junior is majoring in human performance and health promotion at Morrisville State with a 3.95 GPA, and is a two-time North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) All-Conference selection at short stop.
Earning NEAC Scholar-Athlete accolades for both field hockey and softball, Gamlen was also honored by the NFCA as a NFCA/Easton Scholar-Athlete in the fall for softball, again a first-time accolade for a student-athlete at Morrisville State.
She is a two-time selection to the NFHCA / Zag Division III National Academic Squad for field hockey, and this fall was honored with NFHCA/Zag Division III Scholar of Distinction accolades. Gamlen is also a State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) All-Academic and Commissioner's List honoree.
Gamlen wrapped up her junior season with a .330 batting average, recording 29 hits, three doubles, eight RBI's, five stolen bases and scoring a team leading 16 runs.
A graduate of Cazenovia High, Gamlen is also an all-conference selection for the SUNYAC in field hockey. She is the daughter of Tammy and Fred Gamlen of Cazenovia.
Morrisville State College's curricula are enriched with applied learning and pave the way for opportunity at both the Morrisville and Norwich campuses. An action-oriented, interactive learning lab, the college is a national leader in technology and has been lauded for its exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs.
The college was ranked among the Best Regional Colleges in the North by U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges 2016 issue and was also recognized in the Top Public Schools, Regional Colleges North in the 2016 Best Colleges rankings. For more information about Morrisville State College, visit www.morrisville.edu.