Kaelin Callow made her mark on the softball field and in the classroom at Hope College.

The first baseman and biology major joins a proud group of Flying Dutch student-athletes to be voted to the College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-America® Softball Team. Callow, who recently graduated, received third-team honors as an infielder.

It is the 13th time a Hope softball student-athlete has received the Academic All-America® honor. 

Callow follows previous recipients: Shay Pinhey (2019), Hayley Reitsma (2018), Julie Sobieski (2015), Laura Tjepkema (2013, 2012), Kylee Brouwer (2008), Kim Grotenhuis (2000), Laurie Byington (1996), Johanna Pscodna (1992), DeeAnn Knoll (1988, 1987), and Anne Hendrickson (1985).

Hope’s CoSIDA Academic All-America Honorees

On the field, Callow (Plainfield, Illinois / Plainfield HS) batted .344 this season for the Flying Dutch, who finished with a 26-12 record and were runner-up in both the MIAA regular-season standings and the league tournament.

Hitting cleanup, Callow belted a career-high four home runs and recorded a .508 slugging percentage. Callow finished third on the team with 27 RBIs.

Defensively, Callow shined as well and did not commit an error in 256 total chances at first base. 

The Division III Academic All-America® program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division III national governance structure to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2021-22 Division III Academic All-America® program. 

For more information about CoSIDA’s Academic All-America® Teams program, visit AcademicAllAmerica.com on CoSIDA.com.