Five Tigers Earn NFCA Scholar-Athlete Honors
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) announced the 2017-18 All-American Scholar-Athlete honors and five LSU softball players made the list.
Aliyah Andrews, Carley Hoover, Becca Schulte, Amber Serrett and Elyse Thornhill all garnered the honor with outstanding work in the classroom. These three Tigers are among 1,311 NCAA Division I student-athletes honored. Each student-athlete finished the 2017-18 academic year with at least a 3.5 grade point average or higher.
The rankings and honors recognize the academic prowess of softball teams across the Association’s membership categories. NCAA Division III led the way with 1,600 student-athletes earning a 3.5 grade-point average or higher for 2017-18. NCAA Division I and Division II followed with 1,311 and 1,026 honorees. High School weighted and High School unweighted earned 743 and 589 distinctions. Two-year colleges amassed 553 recipients and NAIA totaled 456.
Andrews, Schulte, Serrett and Thornhill all return to the squad for the 2019 season. Hoover graduated in May with a degree in theatre and is pursuing professional softball opportunities.
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