AUSTIN, Texas – East Mississippi Community College softball player Avery Bouchillon has been selected to the 2018-19 Google Cloud Academic All-America® College Division Women's At-Large Team, as named by the College Sports Information Directors of America and announced Monday by the CoSIDA organization.
Bouchillon, an Ethel native, maintained a cumulative 4.00 grade point average in biology throughout her two seasons as a versatile utility player for EMCC. This past year as a 26-game sophomore starter for Coach Austin McNair's Lady Lions, Bouchillon batted .317 with six doubles and 10 stolen bases while seeing game action during the season at first base, third base, as a catcher and in the outfield.
As EMCC's Presidential Partnership Scholarship recipient to attend Mississippi State University, Bouchillon has been selected for the EMCC-MSU Bridges to Baccalaureate research program.
In addition to being a two-time Scholar-Athlete recipient at East Mississippi, Bouchillon served as a student ambassador and student government representative during the 2017-18 and 2018-19 academic years on the Scooba campus. She was elected Miss EMCC this past year by her peers along with being a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Bouchillon shared first-team softball honors on this year's Google Cloud Academic All-America® College Division Women's At-Large Team with Harmoni Ashley of Copiah-Lincoln Community College. Headlined by University of British Columbia field hockey player Margaret Pham as the 2018-19 Google Cloud Academic All-America® Team Member of the Year, the eight-member women's at-large team is comprised of national academic recipients representing the sports of softball, soccer, volleyball, tennis, field hockey and track & field/cross country.
Headed by Co-Lin football player Swayze Bozeman as this year's Google Cloud Academic All-America® Team Member of the Year, the six-member men's at-large team consists of student-athletes representing the sports of football, baseball, soccer and track & field/cross country.
CoSIDA's college division includes two-year institutions, Canadian institutions and any United States four-year institutions that are not affiliated with the NCAA or NAIA.
The daughter of William Bouchillon and Dawn Hodges, Bouchillon was the 2017 Ethel High School Valedictorian and Senior Class President.
David Rosinski | Sports Information Director
East Mississippi Community College