CLEMSON, S.C. – Clemson softball continues to shine during the 2023 campaign finishing with 17 student-athletes earning Easton/NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete distinctions on Tuesday. The Tigers shined as a team posting the 12th-highest team grade point average in Division I after finishing with a 3.68, which ranked the highest among ACC schools.
The 17 honorees mark the most for the program in the three-years the Tigers have been eligible for nomination. The selections include three-time honorees Ansley Houston (Grantville, Ga.) and Millie Thompson (Bedford, Va.). Earning the award for the second time of careers in Orange and Regalia are Grace Hiller (Macon, Ga.), Morgan Johnson (Evans, Ga.), Arielle Oda (Buford, Ga.), Jadeyn Ruszkowski (Lithia, Fla.) and Aby Vieira (Mission Viejo, Calif.). First time honorees as Tigers are Valerie Cagle (Yorktown, Va.), McKenzie Clark (Myakka City, Fla.), Reedy Davenport (St. Johns, Fla.), Sarah Howell (Oxford, Ala.), Caroline Jacobsen (Tallahassee, Fla.), Marena Knowles (Hawkinsville, Ga.), Madison May (Valdosta, Ga.), Brooke McCubbin (Locust Grove, Ga.), Ally Miklesh (Stevens Point, Wis.) and Abi Stuart (Snow Camp, N.C.).
The 2023 Clemson Tigers finished with a 49-12 overall record and making its second-consecutive Super Regional appearance. The Tigers return 16 total student-athletes, including 10 who earned Easton/NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete honors, to the 2023-24 squad.
To be eligible, a student-athlete must achieve a 3.50 or better cumulative GPA for the 2022-23 academic year only.