The National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) is pleased to announce that 5,493 softball players across seven membership divisions earned NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete honors for the 2014-15 academic year. McPherson College has garnered seven of those honors in Simone Donaldson, Mariah Wedel, Cassandra Moreno, Hailey Beckett, Micaela Ensz, Emily Davis, and Amanda Darrow.
To become a NFCA-NAIA All-America Scholar Athlete, a student-athlete has to have a 3.5 Grade Point Average (GPA) or better for the fall 2014 and spring 2015 semesters only, and must be reported on a 4.0 scale.
The Mac softball team was also named an NAIA Academic Team with a 3.35 GPA. They were ranked 2nd in the conference among the other softball programs.
“I am excited to have these seven student athletes recognized as an NFCA All-Americans,” said Coach Spencer. “Our student-athletes work extremely hard in their classes. This kind of award shows that what they are doing does not go unnoticed. We are going to continue to bring in strong, student-athletes in order to help our school and softball program grow.”
-For a complete list of honorees, click National Fastpitch Coaches Association.
McPherson College is a Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference member school and a part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.