NOTRE DAME, Indiana — Senior pitcher Alexis Holloway has been named one of 30 candidates for the softball Senior CLASS Award, recognizing Division I seniors with notable achievements in community, classroom, character and competition.
Holloway is off to an impressive start in 2021, owning a 0.00 ERA after opening weekend. She totaled 112 pitches (7.0 IP) and 10 strikeouts, allowing just one hit on the weekend. In 2020, she ranked second in the ACC with a 1.09 ERA. She led the ACC in fewest hit batters (three), sac. bunts per game (0.18) and saves (2) that season. She also led the Irish in 2020 with a 1.09 ERA and 83.2 IP, throwing five complete games and recording two saves.
The senior from Crown Point, Indiana, is a two-time team captain, one of just nine student-athletes in program history to serve as captain in multiple seasons.
In 2018, she was named to the NFCA Mid-Atlantic All-Region First Team, the ACC All-Freshman Team and the ACC All-Conference Second Team.
Holloway is pursuing a degree in the rigorous discipline of aerospace engineering. She was named to the 2018 ACC Academic Honor Roll, and was selected to the 2018 ACC All-Academic Team. She aspires to work designing planes, helicopters or space vehicles.
In the community, Holloway is a member of and peer mentor in Notre Dame’s Rosenthal Leadership Academy, which develops and enhances strong leadership with programming for emerging and existing leaders. She is also an active participant in Fighting Irish Fighting for Life, a program which pairs local pediatric patients with athletic teams on campus to spend time with them at several different events like holiday parties and movie watches. Additionally, she has taken part in and helped facilitate Notre Dame Softball’s Annual Strike Out Cancer Initiative, which raises money and awareness to support local pediatric cancer patients and their families.
Holloway has also participated in various projects such as packing meals for local schools and running youth camps for the softball program.
The 30 candidates will be narrowed to 10 finalists in March. Graduate student Katie Marino was named a candidate for the award in 2020.