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GCU's Sierra Smith Named Academic All-District

GCU's Sierra Smith Named Academic All-District

Grand Canyon senior third baseman Sierra Smith was named to the Google Cloud Academic All-District Team Thursday. Selected by CoSIDA, the teams recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom.

Smith graduated in April with a degree in business manangement. She posted a 3.79 cumulative grade-point average. She is a three-time Academic All-WAC honoree and helped GCU earn the top GPA in the nation in 2016 and 2018. She was also one of 30 candidates for the Senior CLASS Award®, given annually to a student-athlete who excels both on and off the field.

On the field, she is hitting .315 with 53 hits, three doules, one triple, six home runs and 20 RBIs.

Smith was named second team All-Region in 2018 after posting a team-leading .392 batting average. She was named to the WAC All-Tournament Team after breaking four tournament records in 2018 – most hits in a tournament, most doubles in a game, most doubles in a tournament and most RBIs in a tournament. She was named first team All-WAC in 2017 and is a two-time WAC Hitter of the Week.

To view the complete teams, click here.