LOUISVILLE, KY. -- Eleven members of the Defiance College softball team have been selected National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-America Scholar-Athlete for their efforts in the classroom.
In order to be eligible for the award, student-athletes must maintain at least a 3.5 grade point average for the academic year. Five of the student-athletes also were named Tom Bohlsen Academic All-HCAC earlier this season. Below is the list of Yellow Jackets who earned the award.
|Katie Haydett||Sr.||Molecular Biology/Pre-Vet|
|Jill Schneider||Jr.||Athletic Training|
|Megan Warren||Jr.||Athletic Training|
|Sarah Kaya||So.||Social Work|
|Michaela Bauer||Fr.||Athletic Training|
|Jackie Hartman||Fr.||Sport Management|
|Madysyn Creighton||Fr.||Criminal Justice|
The National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) is the professional growth organization for fastpitch softball coaches from all competitive levels of play.
The idea for a softball coaching association first developed from discussions at the National Collegiate Women's Softball Championships in the early 1980s. Although mostly collegiate coaches comprised the organization's membership in the early days, today's college coaches are joined by high school and travel ball/club coaches, umpires, as well as other fans of fastpitch softball. In 1997, the Association's membership reached the 2,000 mark, and today there are more than 4,300 members.