NIU softball player, and rehabilitation and disability services major Jenny Van Geertry was named to the Google Cloud Academic All-America Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America, CoSIDA announced Thursday.
A native of Mokena, Illinois, Van Geertry was a third team selection and is the first Google Cloud Academic All-American since 2016. The Huskie outfielder also earned CoSIDA Academic All-District honors in 2018 and 2019.
Van Geertry, who garnered first team All Mid-American Conference honors this year, started all 52 games for the Huskies in center field this season. The team leader in home runs, the Lincoln-Way East product has blasted a career-high 10 this season. She also led the Huskies in hits (59) and runs scored (38). Her 18 stolen bases this season places her fifth all-time on NIU’s single season list.
Van Geertry boasts a 3.89 grade point average and is one of two players from the MAC to be named to the Google Cloud Academic All-America Team.