WILMINGTON, Ohio – Wilmington College softball senior Grace Shell is WC's female Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) Clyde Lamb Award winner for the 2019-20 academic year.
The Clyde Lamb Award, established in 1985 and named after the longtime Ohio Northern University coach, is awarded to individuals who have at least two years participation in an OAC-sponsored sport, senior status, a minimum grade point average of 3.00 and sportsmanlike conduct in a manner that has brought credit to the student-athlete and his or her institution.
Shell carries a 3.80 cumulative grade point average (GPA) and has been on the College's Dean's List every semester. A two-time Academic All-OAC selection, Grace also carried a perfect GPA in the fall of 2017 and fall of 2019. A biology major who finished the program in three years, Grace will attend the University of Dayton for graduate school in the fall.
She was also involved in other extra-curricular activities that included: being a member of the College's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), volunteering in the childcare section of Ginghamsburg United Methodist Church, being involved at Sugartree Ministries and working with the Clinton County Humane Society.
On the softball diamond, Shell was quite simply one of the best pitchers in program history. An Honorable Mention All-OAC selection as a sophomore, Grace was named OAC Pitcher of the Week four times throughout her career. A member of two of the three winning softball teams for WC in the OAC era, she leaves the program with 37 victories in 243 innings pitched to go along with a 3.28 ERA and 204 strikeouts. Shell's 2019 season is in the top six in nearly every pitching category for the program in this century. Additionally, Grace's 2020 season (0.68 ERA) was on pace to be one of the best years in the history of the program.