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Haley Loffer

College of Idaho softball

Loffer, a graduate student from Lake City High, was selected by College Sports Communicators (CSC) to the 2023 Academic All-District team. The CSC Academic All-America program seperately recognizes players in four divisions — Division I, Division II, Division III and NAIA. The award is presented to student-athletes for their combined performance on the field and in the classroom and given to student-athletes who have achieved a cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 or higher through at least two semesters. Loffer started 59 games, batting .406 (65 for 180) with 12 home runs and 52 RBIs for the Yotes (49-10). Loffer had 40 stolen bases on 45 attempts. Loffer started a program record 237 of 238 games played, finishing with the most home runs (38), runs scored (270), hits (250), triples (18), total bases (438), walks (162), hit by pitch (42), stolen bases (177).

Kyla Currie

Lewis-Clark State golf

Currie, a junior from Lake City High, was named to the College Sports Communicators (formerly CoSIDA) Academic-All District at-large team. To be eligible, a student-athlete must have a 3.50 cumulative grade point average and be a starter or key reserve to be eligible. No student-athlete is eligible until they have completed one full calendar year at their current insitution and been on a college roster in that sport for two years.

Kodie Kolden

Dallas Baptist baseball

Kolden, a fifth-year senior transfer from Washington State and Lake City High, was selected to the All-Conference USA second team, announced on Tuesday. His .345 batting average (69 for 200) is the eighth-highest in the conference this season and 15 stolen bases are seventh. Kolden, who plays third base, has committed five errors in 95 chances this season. Kolden also has nine doubles, four home runs and 32 RBIs for the Patriots, who entered the conference tournament with a 42-13 record.


Daktronics recently announced its NAIA Scholar-Athletes, with a handful of athletes with local ties being named to the list.

Kyla Currie (junior, Lewis-Clark State golf, Lake City graduate), Haley Loffer (graduate student, College of Idaho softball, Lake City), Ian Gardom (sophomore, Lewis-Clark track and field, Timberlake) and Brooklyn Shell (senior, Lewis-Clark track and field, Coeur d'Alene) being named to the list. In order to be named, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum of cumulative grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, attended the school for one full year and be a sophomore or higher academically.

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