Photo Courtesy of Sammy Croft
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The National Fastpich Coaches Association (NFCA) announced that 11 Lees-McRae College softball players earned NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete honors for the 2016-17 academic year. Sarah Beth Ashley, Noel Cassidy, Kara Cunningham, Chelsea Digregorio, Valerie Hickey, Karly McRary, Emily Merriam, Andi Milan, Gabrielle Moyer, Megan Paradise and Kara Travis all received this honor for their work in the classroom.
Student-Athletes qualified for this accolade by earning a 3.5 grade-point average or higher. NCAA Division I led the way with 1,843 student-athletes, while 1,825 in Division III garnered recognition followed by 1,268 Division II student-athletes. High School weighted and High School unweighted posted 751 and 609 honorees apiece. NAIA amassed 559 recipients and Junior College totaled 496.