BABSON PARK, Mass.—Four members of the Babson College softball program were honored for their work in the classroom when the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) and Easton released its All-America Scholar-Athletes last week.
Ashley Tango '19, senior Annie Mitchell (Rehoboth, Mass.), junior Elizabeth D'Agostino (Newton, Mass.) and first-year Cara Harnick (Sammamish, Wash.) were all recognized for achieving a grade-point average of 3.50 or higher during the 2018-19 academic year. The quartet was among 1,928 Division III student-athletes honored by the NFCA and Easton.
A two-time All-New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) and 2019 all-region selection, Tango started all 40 games and batted .359 with 12 extra-base hits, 22 RBI and 31 runs scored last spring for the Beavers. A four-year starter at third base, she hit .330 in 171 career games and ranks fourth on the program's all-time list in hits (178), is tied for fifth in RBI (98) and total bases (248), and seventh in doubles (28).
A two-year starter at shortstop, Mitchell moved to the outfield last spring and produced 13 RBI and scored 15 runs in 38 starts. D'Agostino made six starts and appeared in 13 games overall, finishing with a double and four RBI in 17 at-bats, while Harnick saw action in 30 contests and went 5-for-16 (.313) at the plate with four runs batted in.
Babson wrapped up the season at 25-15 overall and 14-4 in NEWMAC play.