Wobken Earns First Team Academic All-District Softball Honors, Second Time In Three Years

Wobken Earns First Team Academic All-District Softball Honors, Second Time In Three Years
Courtesy of Wayne State Athletics

WAYNE – A Wayne State College softball athlete was selected Thursday to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District VII Softball Team with First Team honors.

After recently earning her diploma this past weekend, the senior from Scribner (Scribner-Snyder HS) Katelyn Wobken received the award for the second time in three years. The award is selected by CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) and recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom.

First Team Academic All-District honorees advance to the Google Cloud Academic All-America Ballot with First and Second-Team Academic All-America honorees to be announced in June.

Wobken carried a 3.92 grade point average majoring in chemistry/health science (pre-med). She also served as President of the WSC Student Athlete Advisory Committee this year.

On the field, Wobken was a Second Team All-NSIC catcher for a second straight season after recording a .377 batting average starting all 45 games behind the plate. She tied for the team lead in hits with 60 while leading the team in runs scored (36), at bats (159) and stolen bases (18-18) to go with nine doubles, two triples, four homers and 25 RBI.

For her career, Wobken finished tied for sixth in triples (9), tied for seventh in home runs (17), eighth in stolen bases (40-42) and 10th in total bases (258).

Other NSIC softball athletes who were a part of the All-District VII Team were Jamie Fisher (pitcher) from Northern State, Carly Esselman (OF) from Minnesota-State Mankato as Minnesota Duluth had players from Valerie Hohol (pitcher), Becky Smith (IF) and Hannah Schmoll (OF).

Wayne State College finished the 2018 season with a record of 16-29 overall and placed 11th in the NSIC with a league mark of 10-16.