Hofstra senior pitcher Olivia Galati was named to the Capital One Academic All-America softball team, it was announced today. The Academic All-America recognition is the first of Galati’s career.
The West Babylon, NY, native is a two-time Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Scholar-Athlete of the Year for softball, earning those honors in 2011 and 2012 and will be a strong candidate once again this season.
A senior physical education major with a 3.60 GPA, Galati posted a 40-12 record with a 1.42 ERA while striking out 395 batters in 341 innings. Named as the Colonial Athletic Association Pitcher of the Year four times, she currently leads all Division I pitchers in wins (40), shutouts (22), strikeouts (395) and walks-per-seven-innings (0.64).
This past season Galati led Hofstra to a 46-13 record and a berth in the NCAA regional championship game against No. 6 Missouri. The Tigers’ Chelsea Thomas, who faced Galati twice at the NCAA Regional, joined her as the only other pitcher on the Academic All-America team.
In 2012 she was a first team NFCA All-American after leading Division I with a 0.95 ERA and 17 shutouts.
A two-time NFCA National Player of the Week, she is a four-time NFCA All-Northeast Region first team selection and a four-time All-CAA selection. She finished her career with a 129-34 record and 1,410 strikeouts. Galati pitched 12 no-hitters and an NCAA record-tying five perfect games in her career for Hofstra. She was drafted second overall in the National Pro Fastpitch college draft on April 1 by the New York/New Jersey Comets.