Von Ahn Earns Spot on Google Cloud Academic All-America First Team

Photo by Frank Poulin
Photo by Frank Poulin

Austin, Texas (June 6) - For the second straight season, junior designated player and outfielder Sarah Von Ahn (West Linn, Ore.) has been named as a Google Cloud College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-American. Von Ahn is the 305th all-time Academic All-America honoree from MIT as the Engineers lead Division III and rank second all-time behind the University of Nebraska.

After being named to the Google Cloud Academic All-America Second Team a season ago, Von Ahn was placed on the First Team this year and is now just the second student-athlete in program history to be honored by CoSIDA twice as she joins 2019 CoSIDA Academic All-America Hall of Fame Inductee Louise Jandura '84. Overall, Von Ahn is the 11th CoSIDA Academic All-America selection in program history.

Von Ahn, a mathematics with computer science major who sports a 3.92 grade point average on a 4.0 scale, was one of seven repeat selections on this year's CoSIDA Academic All-America teams. The junior was one of two student-athletes represented from the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) and five student-athletes selected from the New England region.

In 43 games this spring, Von Ahn batted .300 with 39 hits, nine doubles, two triples, two home runs and 20 RBI. The junior also scored 22 runs and stole four bases this season. Von Ahn became the 11th student-athlete in program history to reach 100 career hits and now sits sixth in the MIT record book with 118 hits through three seasons with the Engineers. She also ranks fourth in the record book with 73 career RBI after 60 of those came over the past two seasons.

Von Ahn guided the No. 23 Engineers to the final of the NEWMAC postseason tournament for the second consecutive season and to the regional final of the NCAA Tournament for the fourth time in program history after MIT earned an at-large berth in the field of 62 teams.

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