June 5, 2019 at 12:15pm
Dane Lisser

Big Blue Softball players recognized for performances on the field and in the classroom

Millikin University senior Taylor Jordan, a physical education secondary teaching major from Moweaqua, Ill., and junior Kalli Farmer, a sport management major from Columbia, Ill., were named to the 2019 Google Cloud Academic All-America® Softball Team, selected by CoSIDA. The team recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom.

Jordan was selected to the Academic All-America® Second Team at Designated Player and Farmer was named to the Academic All-America® Third Team infield.

The Google Cloud Academic All-America® program separately recognizes softball honorees in four divisions — NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NAIA.

Taylor Jordan hit .336 for the Big Blue this season with 16 RBI and 13 stolen bases. Jordan was a College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) All-Conference First Team Selection in 2018. Jordan is an outstanding performer in the classroom as a physical education major with a 3.98 grade point average.

This season, Kalli Farmer was named to the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin All-Conference First Team for the second straight season. Farmer led Millikin with a .438 batting average with 17 RBI. She had a .545 on-base percentage and was 15-15 in stolen bases.

Kalli Farmer

Farmer had the fourth highest average in the CCIW and was second in the league in runs scored with 38. Farmer, a Millikin Presidential Scholar, excels in the classroom with a 3.99 grade point average majoring in sport management.

The Division II and III Google Cloud Academic All-America® programs are partially financially supported by the NCAA Division II and III national governance structures to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2018-19 Divisions II and III Academic All-America® programs.