Katie Donovan Named Pac-12 Scholar Athlete of the Year

Katie Donovan Named Pac-12 Scholar Athlete of the Year

SALT LAKE CITY-While Utah softball didn’t have the season it hoped for, sporting a disappointing record of 20-30, the Utes still have something to celebrate.

Utah star pitcher Katie Donovan, a senior from Salem, Ore., was named as the Pac-12’s scholar athlete of the year Tuesday.

Utah has a tradition of stellar student-athletes, as Donovan is the sixth student-athlete to receive this honor for the Utes, but the first softball player to do so.

The Pac-12 presents scholar-athletes of the year in all 24 sports it sponsors and was established to honor collegians who are standouts both academically and athletically.

Donovan has a 3.83 GPA in honors biology while minoring in ecology and legacy.

She is one of four Utes in program history to earn multiple coSIDA academic all-district honors.

Furthermore, Donovan is also a two-time first team Pac-12 all-academic selection and National Fast-pitch Coaches Association Scholar athlete award recipient.

Additionally, Donovan is a three-time NFCA All-region honoree and an all-Pac-12 honoree.

She is the Pac-12’s active leader in saves (13), starts (111), innings pitched (656.0) and appearances (155).

Her 64 wins rank her fourth in program history and her 561 career strikeouts are the third most all-time for a Ute.