STARKVILLE, Miss. – Ohio Dominican's softball team was recently recognized for its work outside of the playing field as five players were named as a 2011 National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-America Scholar Athlete, released this morning by the NFCA. 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 a complete listing of 2010-11 All-Academic Teams and All-America Scholar Athletes, click here
Graduated senior Jennifer Baker (3.91 GPA - Accounting) was joined by Caitlin Chaney (3.58 GPA - Business Administration), Danyelle Delligatta (3.72 GPA - Business Administration), Brooke McCartney (3.52 GPA - Sport Management) and Erin Sutter (3.58 GPA - Business Administration) as the five Players to receive the honor.
As a team, ODU finished with a cumulative GPA of 3.211, fourth best among GLIAC schools that were ranked.
The NFCA is the professional growth organization for fastpitch softball coaches from all competitive levels of play. Its purpose is to educate softball coaches and the public in the game of softball, including coordinating the relationship between softball team membership and other educational endeavors through the development of softball in all its aspects as an amateur sport, including maintaining communication of new ideas and discussion of issues involving softball and education.
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