Liberty Softball Earns NFCA Academic Awards
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 seventh time in the last nine years.
Additionally, 10 Liberty student-athletes received mention on the list of Easton/NFCA All-America Scholar-Athletes.
Liberty posted a team grade-point average of 3.11 during the 2021-22 academic year. Harvard earned the highest GPA in the nation, at 3.76.
The NFCA All-Academic Team award was given to each member institution that recorded a 3.0 or higher GPA during the 2021-22 academic year. A total of 150 NCAA Division I schools received the award. Liberty was one of five ASUN programs to earn the award, joining Central Arkansas, Eastern Kentucky, FGCU and Lipscomb.
Liberty seniors Megan Johnson and Emily Kirby, sophomores Raye Green, Caroline Hudson, Karlie Keeney and McKenzie Wagoner and freshmen Hailey Deter, Courtney Poulich, Rachel Roupe and Alexis Soto 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 2021-22 academic year.
Over 7,500 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 2,155 honorees.