Official NFCA Release The Liberty softball team has been recognized by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) for academic success.
The Lady Flames earned the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-Academic Team award for the fourth time in the last five years.
Additionally, eight Liberty student-athletes received mention on the list of Easton/NFCA All-America Scholar-Athletes.
Liberty posted a team grade-point average of 3.170 during the 2017-18 academic year. Grand Canyon earned the highest GPA in the nation, at 3.79.
The NFCA All-Academic Team award was given to each member institution that recorded a 3.0 or higher GPA during the 2017-18 academic year. A total of 106 NCAA Division I schools received the award. Liberty was one of three Big South programs to earn the award, joining Gardner-Webb (3.43) and Winthrop (3.508).
Liberty seniors Jessica Cicerchia, Madi Clarke and Cassie Gingerich, juniors Jasmeen Click and Sarah Robertson, sophomore Taylor Hoffman and freshmen Corryne Martin and Madison Via were all named Easton/NFCA All-America Scholar-Athletes.
The Easton/NFCA Scholar-Athlete award is given to any softball player submitted by a member coach who attained a 3.50 grade-point average or higher during the 2017-18 academic year.
A total of 6,280 softball student-athletes received Easton/NFCA Scholar-Athlete distinction this year. The awardees represent seven different divisions, encompassing NCAA, NAIA, junior college and high school. NCAA Division I received 1,311 honorees.
Cicerchia, Clarke and Gingerich were all honored for the fourth year in a row, and Hoffman earned her second Scholar-Athlete distinction.
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