September 20, 2013

Softball Leads Division II In GPA

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Leading all of Division II in cumulative GPA, the Ohio Dominican softball team was recently named to the 2013 National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Top 10 All-Academic Team for the 2012-13 academic year after posting a team GPA of 3.632.

Earlier in the spring, 10 student-athletes named to the GLIAC Academic Teams. 11 Panthers were also honored with a 2011-12 National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-America Scholar-Athlete Award.

"I couldn't be more proud of our student-athletes and the hard work they have shown," said head coach Marcella Vanlandingham. "This is a great recognition of their efforts and our staff is thrilled."

The NFCA Academic Awards program honors both collegiate and high school teams for their submitted GPAs from the 2012-13 academic year.

Listed below are the top 10 teams in each of the seven categories (NCAA Division I, II and III; NAIA; all junior college divisions; weighted high schools and non-weighted high schools).

NCAA Division I

1. University of Alabama – 3.690, 2. Kent State University – 3.666, 3. Murray State University – 3.569, 4. Robert Morris University – 3.561, 5. University of Northern Colorado – 3.558, 6. Southern Illinois University – 3.535, 7. University of Nebraska Omaha – 3.534, 8. University of Houston – 3.530, 9. University of Tennessee at Martin – 3.500, 10. University of South Dakota – 3.480

NCAA Division II

1. Ohio Dominican University – 3.632, 2. Felician College – 3.611, 3. Grand Canyon University – 3.610, 4. Lewis University – 3.590, 5. Adelphi University – 3.588, 6. Lincoln University – 3.541, 7. Shorter University, 3.529, 8. Texas Woman's University – 3.526, 9. California University of Pennsylvania – 3.512, 10. Valdosta State University – 3.510

NCAA Division III

1. Emerson College – 3.700, 2. Pomoma-Pitzer Colleges - 3.664, 3. Wesleyan University – 3.647, 4. Martin Luther College – 3.583, 5. – Fontbonne University – 3.580, 6. Otterbein University – 3.549, 7. Immaculata University – 3.534, 8. Luther College – 3.532, 9. University of Wisconsin-La Crosse – 3.525, 10. Neumann University – 3.521

NAIA

1. Taylor University – 3.615, 2. Madonna University – 3.606, 3. Southeastern University – 3.598, 4. Davenport University – 3.549, 5. Spring Arbor University – 3.548, 6. William Carey University – 3.546, 7. Valley City State University – 3.475, 8. Central Methodist University – 3.456, 9. Siena Heights University – 3.451, 10. Baker University – 3.448

Junior College

1. East Mississippi Community College – 3.568, 2. Wallace State Community College-Hanceville – 3.538, 3. South Mountain Community College – 3.421, 4. Eastern Arizona College – 3.420, 5. Snead State Community College – 3.406, 6. Northwest Mississippi Community College – 3.370, 7. Illinois Central College – 3.353, 8. Northwest Florida State College – 3.348, 9. Sierra College – 3.327, 10. Fort Scott Community College – 3.290

High School (Weighted)

1. Byron Nelson High School (Ill.) – 4.650, 2. Alexander Central High School (Ga.) – 4.269, 3. St. Thomas Aquinas High School (Conn.) – 4.135, 4. Adlai E. Stevenson High School (N.Y.) – 4.010, 5. Cambridge Christian School (Texas) – 4.000, 6. Holly Hill Academy (Calif.) – 3.995, 7. West Chester East High School (N.Y.) – 3.980, 8. Hopewell High School (Ky.) – 3.972, 9. Elysian Fields High School (Kan.) – 3.947, 10. Papillon-LaVista High School (Mass.) – 3.941

High School (Non-Weighted)

1. Hazleton Area High School (Kan.) – 3.968, 2. Olathe North High School (N.Y.) – 3.928, 3. Wayland-Cohocton High School (Ind.) – 3.908, 4. Our Lady of Mercy High School (Calif.) – 3.900, 5. Heritage-Catoosa High School (Mo.) – 3.868, 6. Evangel Christian Academy (Fla.) – 3.827, 7. Southaven High School (Calif.) – 3.783, 8. Milford High School (Ark.) – 3.750, 9. Ann Arbor Skyline High School – (La.) – 3.749, 10. Winnsboro High School (N.Y.) – 3.724

Contact: Sarah Twiggs
twiggss@ohiodominican.edu