Senior Katie Laing will make her fourth NCAA Championship appearance on Friday when the Fighting Irish take on Kent State in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Laing Selected To ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Team

May 13, 2008

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – University of Notre Dame softball second baseman Katie Laing has been selected to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District V softball team. Her name will now appear on the national ballot for a chance to be voted as an Academic All-American.

Laing is set to graduate with degrees in marketing and psychology this month as she sports an overall grade point average of 3.56.

The Tempe, Ariz., native and two-time BIG EAST Conference player of the week became the school’s all-time assists leader after recording seven against Louisville in the league tournament. Her 147 assists this season – also a school record – bumped her overall total 471. Laing’s 55 doubles ranks first all-time as well. She ranks 10th in program history in home runs (16) and sixth with 133 RBI.

Laing was one of six Notre Dame student-athletes this year that earned the Byron V. Kanaley Award, the most prestigious honor presented to an Irish student-athlete. The honor has been given each year since 1927 to senior monogram athletes who have been most exemplary as both students and leaders.