LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (UNCWSports.com) – A group of 15 UNCW softball student-athletes has been recognized by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) as Easton/NFCA Division I Scholar-Athletes for the 2016-17 academic year.
Seniors Kelsey Bryan, Sarah Davis and Tracy Haynes were honored along with juniors Rachel Willis, Anna Hessenthaler, Laurel Koontz, Haley Lenderman and Lacey Fox. In addition, sophomores Dominique Travers, Meghan Whitecavage, Rylee Pate and Booth Braswell received NFCA Scholar-Athlete distinction.
“We’re excited that these student-athletes have been recognized for their efforts in the classroom,” Coach Kristy Norton said. “As a team, we will continue to make academics a priority and continue to see success in the classroom.”
To qualify for the Easton/NFCA Scholar-Athlete Award, a student-athlete must achieve a minimum 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.
In addition to the individual recognition, the Seahawks ranked 22nd among Division I teams with a 3.498 team grade point average. UNCW led a group of four Colonial Athletic Association teams listed in the top-100 in the nation, joining Elon, Drexel and Hofstra.