The National Fastpitch Coaches Association Named their Scholar Athletes for the 2016-2017 academic year with 23 Saints earning the accolade.
The Saints had 23 of their 32 student-athletes earn this award. To be eligible for the award, students must earn a 3.5 GPA over the fall and spring semester of the academic year.
Those Saints who were honored were Lexi Agers, Ashley Best, Lauren Best, Jordan Bianchi, Hannah Bleikamp, Kayla Boland, Lindsay Brandon, Kelsey Cherry, Skylar Crenshaw, Paige Dean, Lesley Ducat, Hailey Fox, Ashley Helmink, Katie Hybl, Megan Jones, Kenya Keller, Kayla Kormos, Kelsey Lampkowski, Amy Nordstrom, Carly Petri, Erika Schwartz, Jessica Sierak, and Kyndle Wolfinger.
Of the 23 honored, a total of 14 Saints earned a 4.0 GPA, while another two earned a 3.9 GPA or higher.
The Saints led all schools across every collegiate division with their total of 23 honored students.
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) is pleased to announce that a record 7,365 softball players across seven membership divisions earned NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete honors for the 2016-17 academic year.
NCAA Division I led the way with 1,843 student-athletes earning a 3.5 grade-point average or higher, while 1,825 in Division III garnered recognition followed by 1,267 Division II student-athletes. High School weighted and High School unweighted posted 751 and 624 honorees apiece. NAIA amassed 559 recipients and Junior College totaled 496.
For the complete listing of NFCA All-America Scholar Athletes by membership division and school, click on the appropriate document listed below.