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Bock, Lawson, Wingert & Withstandley Named CSC Academic All-District

Bock, Lawson, Wingert & Withstandley Named CSC Academic All-District

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Rutgers softball’s Kayla Bock, Maddie Lawson, Katie Wingert and Kiersten Withstandley were named College Sports Communicators Academic All-District.

Bock, a junior sports management major from Coatesville, Pennsylvania, is an Academic All-Big Ten honoree. The Scarlet Knight right fielder batted .268 on the year with 11 hits, including two doubles and a home run along with four RBIs and three runs. Away from the field, Bock was a major contributor to the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and will serve as SAAC President for the 2023-24 academic year. As a member of SAAC, she has also served as the Mental Health & Wellness Vice President. Bock has also served as an RFund (development) ambassador and held internships with Scarlet Knights For Life and Rutgers Athletics Marketing.

Lawson, a sophomore psychology major from Mebane, North Carolina, posted a .239 batting average behind 27 hits, including four doubles and a home run along with 17 RBIs and 17 runs scored. Additionally, she ranked fifth in the Big Ten in sacrifice flies. During RU’s series with #18/19 Northwestern, which included the Scarlet Knights’ first-ranked win since 2012, the second baseman hit 3-for-7 with a home run, three RBIs and two runs scored. She also delivered a sacrifice fly with two outs to open scoring in a 7-2 win over Mississippi Valley State helping RU to an 8-0 start, the program’s best since 1980.

Wingert, a redshirt senior public health major from Carlisle, Pennsylvania, is a three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree as well as a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar. The Scarlet Knight catcher hit .288 in 2023 with 45 hits, including 15 doubles and six home runs along with 41 RBIs, 22 runs and a .513 slugging percentage. Among her Big Ten peers, she ranked sixth in doubles and fourth in walks (32). Wingert’s name is also scattered throughout the record books coming in 7th in career RBIs (105), 10th in career doubles (28) and fourth in career walks (82). Among single-season stat leaders, this season Wingert came in fourth in doubles and 10th in RBIs and fifth in walks.

Withstandley, a senior criminal justice major from Freehold Township, New Jersey, has been recognized as a two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree and two-time Big Ten Distinguished Scholar.  One of the most versatile Scarlet Knights on the roster,…

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