Maria Bye
Team: Softball; Inducted 2016

3x 1st Team All-America, 4x All-Region, 3x CoSIDA Academic All-America, including Academic All-America of the Year in 2008. National Champion & National Champion Runner Up, 4x Conference Champ, top-30 finalist for the NCAA Woman of the Year.

Graduated with a 3.93 GPA in biochemistry, and joined an elite group of collegians in any sport to make first-team CoSIDA Academic All-America all three years she was eligible.

Bye also joins a select group of collegians in any sport to make first-team All-America and first-team CoSIDA Academic All-America all three seasons, and play on an NCAA champion team.

Bye also is believed to be just the third MIAC student-athlete to be named Academic All-American of the Year in a sport. She joins St. John's Chris Palmer (football, 1995) and St. Thomas' Andrew Hilliard (track and field, 2003).

In Bye's four-year era, St. Thomas went 175-19, including a 98-2 mark vs. conference foes. She batted .403 over 173 games with 37 homers, 175 RBI, 192 hits, 133 runs, 80 walks, 32 doubles and just nine erros in 460 chances. As a pitcher in 127 career appearances she had a 4-to-1 strikeout to walk ratio with 702 strikeouts and 175 walks in 534 innings, and finished 85-10 with an 0.99 ERA. She held opposing batters to a .144 average. Her 37 home runs ranks fourth in MIAC history.