Kelsey Rose, a 2011 graduate of Bettendorf High School, has been named to the Capital One Academic All-America® Division III Softball Team as a first team selection.
The 2015 Capital One Academic All-America® Division III Softball Team, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. Capital One became the entitlement rights holder to CoSIDA’s Academic All-America teams programs in 2011.
Rose was selected from a pool of first-team all-district honorees from eight regions. This year’s Capital One Academic All-America® Division III Softball Team consists of 11 first-team, 11 second-team and 12 third-team honorees, for a total of 45 student-athletes chosen for this outstanding honor.
Rose, a 2014 National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) third team All-America, completed the 2015 campaign batting .476 with 27 RBI. Defensively, she was credited with 20 putouts, one assist and no errors for a fielding percentage of 1.000. Unfortunately, she missed a large portion of the season due to an injury suffered after getting hit by a pitch during Luther's spring trip to Florida. She returned to the starting lineup for Luther's final four games of the season during the NCAA III Decorah Regional.
Rose completed her career as one of the top hitters in Luther history. She batted .410 with 60 RBI. Her 33 doubles ranks tied for sixth all-time. In 2014, she was named the Iowa Conference Position Player of the Year and first team All-Midwest Region.
With this honor, Rose becomes the 57th Luther athlete to be named a CoSIDA Academic All-America.
Rose is a Management and Accounting double major who has a grade point average of 3.77. She is the daughter of Kevin and Mary Ann Rose of Bettendorf, Iowa.