These games are designed for players who seek to be recruited by high academic universities and colleges. Players wanting to participate need to send in an application along with an unofficial transcript. It is an invite-only, one game guarantee. If you are interested in participating, please email Rachel Cavallaro at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the application link.
All-Academic Game Format:
Game times will be available by June 1st, 2019.
Each player is required to provide her own team uniform, glove, catcher's gear, bats, water bottles, etc.
This is the third year of the All-Academic Games at Zoom Into June. The All-Academic Games have been very successful, helping to connect players and coaches from high academic schools. Our objective for the All-Academic Games is to select players who have the desire and academic standing to apply at an Ivy League or high academic college or university. Coaches from high academic schools have requested these games and plan on recruiting from them. Players interested in being seen by these coaches are highly encouraged to apply.
** Players must submit their application materials before they are allowed to register. Once a player is accepted, they will receive an invite code via email that will allow them to register.
Per NCAA compliance rules, NCAA coaches are not allowed to coach All-Star or All-Academic games.
Many NAIA level college coaches coach the all-academic games since many times they also have high-academic admissions requirements.
There may also be JUCO coaches coaching as well due to the availability. The “coach” experience is to have the players experience having a college coach in their dugout as opposed to their club coach. All levels of coaches can answer questions regarding the recruiting process and the college softball experience.
The colleges in the dugouts at this time are below. Please note this list is tentative and subject to change.
Barstow Community College - JUCO - CA
Calumet College of St. Joseph - NAIA - IN
Carroll College - NAIA - MT
Presentation College - NAIA - Sd
Sterling College - NAIA - KS
Vernon College - JUCO - TX
Coaches from high academic schools who have indicated they will be in attendance:
Brandeis University - D3 - MA
Chatham University - D3 - PA
College of Staten Island - D3 - NY
Columbia University - D1 - NY
Drew University - D3 - NJ
Eastern Nazarene College - D3 - MA
George Fox University - D3 - OR
Gordon College - D3 - MA
Ithaca College - D3 - NY
Lesley University - D3 - MA
New England College - D3 - NH
New York University - D3 - NY
Oberlin College - D3 - OH
Olivet College - D3 - MI
Occidental College - D3 - CA
Seton Hill University - D3 - PA
University of Pennsylvania - D1 - PA
Wesley College - D3 - DE
Yale University - D1 - CT
Coaches from high academic schools who coached and/or watched the 2018 All-Academic Games:
Ave Maria University - NAIA
Barstow College - JUCO
Santa Ana – JUCO
Kansas Wesleyan University – NAIA
MIT – D3
Western Nebraska CC – JUCO
Northern Colorado CC – JUCO
Brandeis – D3
Ottawa University – NAIA
Calumet College of St. Joseph – NAIA
San Diego Christian – NAIA
Doane University - NAIA
William Paterson University - D3
Carnegie Mellon University
Eastern Nazarene College
Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck
George Fox University
George Mason University
Lewis & Clark College
Long Island University
Loyola Marymount University
New York University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Santa Clara University
Stevens Institute of Technology
University of Dayton
University of Louisiana, Monroe
University of Massachusetts, Lowell
University of Redlands
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Requirements to apply:
****Any 2019-2021 graduate that has taken honors/AP courses are eligible to apply if they have a 3.7 GPA or higher.****
2019 Graduate minimum requirements (if NO honors/AP courses have been completed):
1. Cumulative GPA (on an unweighted 4.0 scale) = 3.8
2. ACT Score = 29
3. Class rank is in the top 8%
2020 Graduate minimum requirements (if NO honors/AP courses have been completed):
1. Cumulative GPA (on an unweighted 4.0 scale) = 3.9
2. ACT Score = 30
3. Class rank is in the top 8%
2021 Graduates (if NO honors/AP courses have been completed):
1. Cumulative GPA (on an unweighted 4.0 scale) = 4.0
2. Class rank is in the top 8%
Per our college coaches request, we have been asked to not accept 2021 graduates for these games until next year, when the students have a longer high-school academic history.
*Please note: There is a chance the All-Academic Games will conflict with team games on Friday night. Being selected to participate in the All-Academic Games is a great honor and numerous college coaches watch these games. Although we do our very best to schedule players at times when their team is not playing, we can't promise it. Please be aware of the possibility of a scheduling conflict when submitting your application materials.