Ten Tigers Earn NFCA Academic Honors
COLUMBIA - The National Fastpitch Coaches Association released their 2011 All-America Scholar Athletes, and the Missouri softball program had 10 student-athletes from last year's squad recognized for their academic achievement. Mizzou also led the Big 12 Conference and finished 45th nationally with a cumulative team grade point average of 3.290.
The award is given to any player submitted by a member coach who achieved a 3.50 grade point average or higher during the 2010-11 academic year.
For the Tigers, current team members Brianna Corwin, Ashley Fleming, Nicole Hudson, Jenna Marston, Kristin Nottelmann and Mackenzie Sykes were recognized, as were four recent graduates in Alaina Burkhart, Megan Christopher, Kathryn Poet and Abby Vock.
Mizzou closes out their fall schedule Friday, Oct. 14 with a doubleheader against Jefferson County Community College and Lindenwood, beginning at 3:30 p.m. CT at University Field.