Washington U. Softball Has 12 Named NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete
DIVISION III SCHOLAR-ATHLETE
St. Louis, Mo., December 18, 2012 – The Washington University in St. Louis softball team had 12 student-athletes named to the 2012 National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-American Scholar Athlete Team, as announced Tuesday by the Association.
Those honored include: Alyssa Abramoski, Paige Biles, Olivia Cook, Claire Downs, Ashley Janssen, Maggie Mullen, Kelsey Neal, Kathy Peter, Sondra Polonsky, Rebecca Salisbury, Hilary Stepansky and Adrienne White. The award is given to any nominee who achieved a 3.50 grade point average or higher during the 2011-12 academic year.
Washington University also scored well off the field with the third-highest team grade point average in NCAA Division III. The Bears posted a team cumulative GPA of 3.57 for the 2011-12 academic year, which was also tops in the University Athletic Association (UAA).
Washington U. recorded a 28-12 overall record a year ago, its 10th-straight season with 25 or more wins. The Bears also tied for second in the UAA Conference Tournament with a 4-4 mark.