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Softball Has 11 Selected NFCA All-American Scholar-Athlete

Softball Has 11 Selected NFCA All-American Scholar-Athlete

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.

Name Yr. Major
Katie Haydett Sr. Molecular Biology/Pre-Vet
Jill Schneider Jr. Athletic Training
Megan Warren Jr. Athletic Training
Kaity Kuhn So. Education
Sarah Kaya So. Social Work
Michaela Bauer Fr. Athletic Training
Paige Sickmiller Fr. Education
Jackie Hartman Fr. Sport Management
Madysyn Creighton Fr. Criminal Justice
Ely King Fr. Mathematics
Jordan Osborne Fr. English


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.