Softball Has Eight Named 2011 NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete
SCHOLAR ATHLETE | TEAM
St. Louis, Mo., October 10, 2010 –
The Washington University in St. Louis softball team had eight student-athletes named to the 2011 National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-American Scholar Athlete Team, as announced by the Association on Monday. The Bears were also recognized for having the 11th highest grade point average in all NCAA Division III for the 2010-11 academic year.
The softball team posted a cumulative grade point average of 3.473, which was also tops in the University Athletic Association (UAA). Northwestern College (Minnesota) recorded the highest GPA in Division III at 3.694.
Eight student-athletes from Washington University earned NFCA All-American Scholar Athlete honors: Claire Downs, Ashley Janssen, Maggie Mullen, Kelsey Neal, Kathy Peter, Sondra Polonsky, Rebecca Salisbury and Claire Voris. The award is given to any player submitted who achieved a 3.50 grade point average or higher during the 2010-11 academic year.
The Washington University softball team recorded a 32-12-1 overall record a year ago, and qualified for the NCAA Tournament for the 10th-straight year. The Bears also placed second in the UAA with a 6-2 mark.