Lawrence University softball standout Emily Perish has been chosen for the Capital One Academic All-District 5 team.

Perish (Frankfort, Ill./Providence Catholic) was a third-team selection on the squad, which was voted upon by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America. A junior infielder/pitcher, Perish sports a 3.79 grade point average and is majoring in religious studies and government.

Also an Academic All-Midwest Conference selection, Perish hit .354 on the season with three doubles and 18 runs batted in. She also put together a 6-6 record on the mound with a 4.17 earned run average. Perish struck out 32 and walked 27 in 80.2 innings.

A member of the Dean’s List at Lawrence, Perish also served as a team captain in 2011. Perish also has been deeply involved with the Friends of Jaclyn and Emma Broeniman, the Appleton girl that was “adopted” by the team.

Perish, who has served as a tutor for Japanese students from Wadaeda University that are attending Lawrence, also completed an independent study project on Shari’ah Law and its effects on women in the Arabian Peninsula and Saudi Arabia.