STARKVILLE, Miss. (Oct. 12, 2011) – A week after being recognized for registering one of the top-10 team GPAs in Division I softball last season, eight Buccaneer players were honored with NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete accolades, as the National Fastpitch Coaches Association released its individual honors.
Jackie Baird (Ooltewah, Tenn.), Marlina Delisa (Tucson, Ariz.), Tara Hartnett (Snellville, Ga.), Katie Henderson (Jackson, Tenn.), Whitley Hensley (Erwin, Tenn.), Annie Martin (Centerville, Tenn.), Shelby Morris (Mt. Juliet, Tenn.), and Mikayla Treadway (Unicoi, Tenn.) were acknowledged for their achievements in the classroom during the 2010-11 academic year.
Over 4,000 student-athletes representing 707 different academic institutions were named to the 2011 NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete list.
The award is given to any player submitted by a member coach who achieved a 3.50 GPA or higher during the 2010-11 academic year. The award is the second component of the Association’s academic award program. Last week, the teams with the highest GPAs in each membership category were recognized as a 2011 NFCA Top Ten All-Academic team.
This year’s total of 4,337 honorees bested last year’s total by over 30 student-athletes.
Below is the list of Buccaneers who received the award.
Jackie Baird – 3.887 (A-Sun All-Academic)
Marlina Delisa – 3.68 (A-Sun All-Academic/Conference Scholar)
Tara Hartnett – 3.551 (A-Sun All-Academic/Conference Scholar)
Katie Henderson – 4.0 (A-Sun All-Academic/Commissioner’s Scholar)
Whitley Hensley – 3.768 (A-Sun All-Academic/Conference Scholar)
Annie Martin – 3.94 (A-Sun All-Academic/Conference Scholar)
Shelby Morris – 3.77 (A-Sun All-Academic/Conference Scholar)
Mikayla Treadway – 3.717 (A-Sun All-Academic/Conference Scholar)
For a complete listing of 2010-11 All-Academic Teams and All-America Scholar Athletes, click here.
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