The award is the second for both Coldren and Dornbos, who each earned the honor for the 2011 season.
The Academic All-MAC award is for student-athletes who compete in at least 50 percent of a season's competitions and carry at least a 3.20 cumulative grade-point average. First-year students and transfers in their first year of residence are not eligible. The Academic All-MAC teams are selected by a vote of the conference's Faculty Athletics Representatives.
The Chippewas were one of only five MAC teams who placed multiple student-athletes on the team. Twelve teams compete in the conference for softball.
Coldren, a language arts major who has earned a 3.57 GPA, is the all-time CMU career record holder for home runs (44) and runs batted in (137) following her final season of eligibility with the Chippewas. During this past season she set a new single-season home run record with 16, and broke the single-season runs batted in record with 47.
She started all 57 games and batted .348 with 12 multi-RBI games and 12 multi-hit games. She earned MAC All-Tournament honors after going 5-for-15 with two home runs and two RBI in leading the Chippewas to the MAC Championship game. She was also a second-team All-MAC selection.
Dornbos, a health fitness major who has earned a 3.98 GPA, set the single-season appearances record during her junior season in 2012 with 36 showings for the Chippewas. She pitched complete games in half of those 36 games, and posted seven shutouts. For a stretch of 33.2 innings, she did not allow a walk to an opposing batter.
She earned MAC All-Tournament honors after posting a 0.42 earned runs average mark in 33.1 innings and allowing only two earned runs on 24 hits. She was also named to the All-MAC second team.
Coldren’s and Donbos’ selections to the 2012 Academic All-MAC team mark the sixth consecutive year the Chippewas have placed two or more student-athletes on the team.