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Five Lady Flames Named NFCA All-America Scholar-Athletes
Five Liberty softball student-athletes recently gained mention as All-America Scholar-Athletes, as announced by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA). The Lady Flames also earned the NFCA All-Academic Team award.
The All-America Scholar-Athlete award is given to any player submitted by a member coach who achieved a 3.50 grade point average or higher during the 2010-11 academic year.
Catcher Keely McMillon, who graduated in 2011 with a degree in sport management, drew mention as an All-America Scholar-Athlete. Meredith Crisante, an outfielder, earned the award as a junior elementary education major. Redshirt freshman Jill Stephens was honored as a biochemistry major. Freshman shortstop Sammi Shivock (exercise science) received the honor, along with freshman catcher Sydnei Lester (studio art).
The NFCA also honored each member institution that recorded a 3.0 or higher GPA as a team during the 2010-11 academic year.
The Lady Flames earned an All-Academic Team award, posting a team GPA of 3.21 this past year, while finishing 76th among NCAA Division I softball squads in overall GPA.
Please click here for a complete list of teams and student-athletes honored by the NFCA.