West Hills' Alyssa Cota named to Academic All-State Team

West Hills' Alyssa Cota named to Academic All-State Team

West Hills College Coalinga sophomore Alyssa Cota is not only a leader on the softball field for the Falcons, but also excels in the classroom. On Monday, Cota was honored by the California Community College Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association (3CFCA) by being named to the Academic All-State Team.

Members of the Academic All-State Team are those individuals who post a 3.5 overall GPA and pass a minimum of 24 total units after their initial season of competition. The 2020 edition features student-athletes from all over the State of California, as far South as San Diego to as far North as Weed.

Cota, an outfielder originally out of Hanford High School, was one of just six student-athletes from the Central Valley Conference to earn the honor.

She had a team-best .413 batting average with 7 doubles and 12 RBI in 18 games before the 2020 season was halted.