Graham garners Academic All-District accolades
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Graham garners Academic All-District accolades
Tyra Graham was voted Google Cloud Academic All-District 2, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America. (Credit Ryan Long, Mid-South Conference)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University junior Tyra Graham earned Google Cloud Academic All-District 2 honors, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) last week.

Graham enters the pool of candidates for Academic All-America, which is announced in later this month. Student-athletes must be a sophomore, junior or senior, hold a 3.30 grade-point-average and above and be a starter or major contributor off the bench to be eligible for nomination for the CoSIDA Academic All-District® award.

Graham posts a 3.73 grade-point-average in Exercise and Sports Science. The Smithville, Tenn., native batted .384 with 10 doubles, eight home runs, 24 RBIs and 45 runs scored in 48 games for the Phoenix. She stole 28-of-29 bases, hit safely 39-of-48 games this season with 18 multi-hit and five multi-RBI outings this season.

She led the team in every offensive category except RBIs, ranking second to Madison Woodruff’s 25 in that category.

2019 CoSIDA Academic All-District 2
P – Emily Carstens, Olivet Nazarene
P – Cortnye Pool, Lindenwood-Belleville
C – Hannah Stephenson, University of the Cumberlands
IF – Erin Cozad, Taylor University
IF – Tyra Graham, Cumberland University
IF – Juli King, Union College
IF – Kaitlyn Thompson, William Carey
OF – Rachael Jones, Central Baptist
OF – Lizzie Meyer, University of St. Francis [IN]
OF – Ashley Galason, University of St. Francis [IL]
OF – Callum Pilgrim, Lindsey Wilson
DP – Lauren Kanai, Taylor University