UW-Oshkosh senior catcher Abby Menting has received Google Cloud Academic All-America® softball honors from the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Menting, a Second Team award winner, was among 34 NCAA Division III student-athletes recognized for their combined performances on the softball field and in the classroom during the 2019 season. CoSIDA members voted 11 student-athletes to its First and Second teams and 12 to the Third, including infielder Shannon Lloyd of Keystone College (Pa.) who was named the Google Cloud Academic All-America® Softball Team Member of the Year.
Menting, who owns a 3.98 cumulative grade point average as a supply chain management major, is the first UW-Oshkosh softball player to earn Google Cloud Academic All-America® honors since Amie Heinzelman in 2010.
Menting, a graduate of Kimberly High School, earned All-WIAC honorable mention recognition this spring after being named the league's Co-Position Player of the Year in 2016 and a First Team selection in 2017.
Menting started all 39 games that she played for UW-Oshkosh in 2019. She hit .348 on the year, tying for the team lead with 40 hits and eight doubles while hitting three home runs and driving in 23 runs. Menting had nine multiple-hit contests and six games with multiple RBIs as the Titans posted a 23-17 record and finished fifth in the WIAC.
Menting, a two-time NCAA Division III All-Great Lakes Region First Team selection (2016 & 2017), concluded her standout career ranked third on the school's all-time list with 66 walks, sixth with 38 doubles and seventh with 17 home runs. She also compiled a .353 batting average during her 163-game career (162 starts) with 115 runs batted in and percentages of .561 for slugging and .447 for on-base.
Menting is a seven-time UW-Oshkosh Dean's List member. The four-time WIAC Scholastic Honor Roll selection was also named to the Google Cloud Academic All-District® 6 NCAA Division III Softball First Team in 2017 and 2019.
Off the field Menting has volunteered with the St. Joseph's Food Pantry, Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Center and the Oshkosh Area Community Food Pantry.
Since the inception of the CoSIDA Academic All-America® Program in 1952, 55 UW-Oshkosh student-athletes have combined for 78 Academic All-America awards.
Previous UW-Oshkosh selections to the CoSIDA Academic All-America® Softball Team were Nila Gruenewald in 1985 (Second Team), Eileen Hare in 1988 (Third Team) and Heinzelman in 2010 (First Team).