The National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) announced their 2014-15 All-Academic Teams and Award winners. Among those receiving honors were five St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) programs and 47 SLIAC student-athletes.
Five SLIAC softball programs were among the 97 teams honored by the NFCA for their success in the classroom. To receive the honor a team must hold a team cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or above. Iowa Wesleyan University placed 12th on the list with a team grade-point average of 3.507. Joining them are Westminster College with a 3.49 grade-point average, Webster University with a 3.483 grade-point average, Fontbonne University with a 3.450 mark, and Principia College with a 3.316 grade-point average. For a complete list of the 2014-15 NFCA Division III Academic Teams click HERE
In addition the NFCA honored individual student-athletes who maintained a grade-point average of 3.5 or above. A total of 47 student-athletes from the SLIAC earned that honor and include members from six teams. From Fontbonne University: Morgan Baer, Michelle Boyer, Shannon Fitzpatrick, Cassandra Glixman, Danielle Glixman, Isabel Hotop, Caitlin Nappier, and Emily Smith. From Greenville College: Shannon Elbe and Rebecca Oldham. From Iowa Wesleyan University: Andrea Bury, Haleigh Cowan, Samantha McIlwain, Caitlin O'Neill, Skyler Rogers, Samantha Shepard, Kassie Vazquez, and Alli Willis. From Principia College: Samantha Bronkar, Victoria Cheatham, Emma Herman, Anna Christian McMullen, Ashley Shoemake, Katherin Swarts, and Kelsey Whitney. From Spalding University: Alyssa McAfee, Brooke Lamon, Caroline Hale, Miranda Ladanyi, Robyn Schoen, and Shelby Kilgore. From Webster University: Kaylyn DeCock, Alison Staberow, Emily Kolisch, Alexis Spriggs, Chloe Costa, Tessa Johanning, Chelsea Thomley, and Kate Wylie. From Westminster: Anne Baker, Abby Bartley, Ashley Flood, Alyson Hahn, Brittany Hodge, Kelsi Hill, Madison McKindley, Kim Morrison and Shannon Perrigo. For a complete list of the 2014-15 NFCA All-Academic team members click HERE
The NFCA Academic Awards program honors both collegiate and high school teams and individual student-athletes for their submitted team GPA's for the academic year.