The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) recognized the top academic softball players from each region Thursday afternoon and Tarleton's Jordan Withrow and Georgia Capell earned acclaim.


"This spring has been difficult," said head coach Mark Cumpian. "I would like to thank CoSIDA for continuing to recognize student-athletes and their dedication to academics. I'm especially proud of Jordan and Georgia on their recognition and the hard work they have put into their schoolwork — not just this semester, but over their entire careers."


Withrow and Capell have been stars on the softball diamond over the length of their time at Tarleton State University and continue to rack up national recognition.


Withrow is the Lone Star Conference's back-to-back Academic Player of the Year and a two-time All-American. She is a two-time Easton/NFCA All-American Scholar Athlete and finished her career as the Tarleton leader in wins (71) and strikeouts (676).


The right-hander from Trenton was 12-3 with a 1.63 ERA when the season came to an end in March and had just thrown her third career no-hitter in a 3-0 victory over No. 2 UT Tyler in Tarleton's home opener.


Capell has been an NFCA All-American in each of her first two seasons since arriving at Tarleton and was a CoSIDA Google Cloud Academic All-American last year.


The slugger from Midlothian became the program's all-time home run leader (42) in just her third season of competition earlier this season and was hitting .442 with seven long balls when the season ended in March.


Capell will return to Tarleton as a junior next spring following the cancellation of the season while Withrow has chosen to forgo her additional season of eligibility.


Tarleton was leading the Lone Star Conference with a record of 19-4, 6-0 LSC when the season ended. The Texans will join NCAA Division I and the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) on July 1, 2020.