Bridgeport Softball Named NFCA Top 10 Academic Team

Bridgeport Softball Named NFCA Top 10 Academic Team

Louisville, Ky. - The University of Bridgeport softball team continues excel in the classroom, as during the 2015-16 academic year, as the Purple Knights posted one highest team grade point averages of any program at any level recognized by the National Fastpitch Coaches' Association (NFCA) with a Top-10 Academic Team Honor.  The Purple Knights finished an impressive 3.712 team grade point average last season which was the third highest grade point average in all of NCAA Division II and higher than any Division I program.

The NFCA also announced that 5,152 softball players across seven membership divisions earnedEaston/ NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete honors for the 2015-16 academic year.

The rankings and honors recognize the academic prowess of softball teams across seven membership divisions. NCAA Division I, with 1,240 honorees, had the most student-athletes with a 3.5 grade-point average or higher, while 1,124 in Division III earned recognition, followed by 963 Division II student-athletes. High School weighted and High School unweighted posted 618 and 512 honorees apiece. NAIA amassed 384 recipients and Junior College totaled 311.

14 members of the University of Bridgeport 2016 softball roster earned 2016 Easton/NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete honors.

Kamryn Beach
Imane Alou Issa
Amanda Staheli
Cherlynn Townsend
Jennine Walsh
Ashley Hessler
Susanna Hall
Tara Faford
Kerri Agrela
Paige Owens
Kaitlyn Lajoie
Brittney Maio
Janaya Young
Meghan O'Leary

Mercy and Molloy also had student-athletes selected to the Easton/NFCA All-America Scholar Team. They are listed below.

Mercy
Katiana Golino
Rebecca Souza
Amanda Gardiner
Julie Gross
Morgan Lloyd
Tyra Janelle Wade

Molloy
Tracey Balinskas
Milan Botte
Tara Byrnes
Ashley Fedor
Samantha Sauer
Jenna Turato

To view the NFCA Top-10 Academic Teams, click here.
To view the NCAA DII NFCA All-America Scholar Athletes, click here.

Contributions to the release provided by the Bridgeport Sports Information Department.