SB: Six Mavs tabbed All-America Scholar-Athletes

Sandra Mendoza was named a NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete
Oct. 7, 2015

2015 NFCA All-America Scholar Athletes

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) is pleased to announce that 5,493 softball players across seven membership divisions earned NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete honors for the 2014-15 academic year.

UT Arlington softball received six selections on the academic All-American team led by two-time selection Marisa Datko.

"We definitely take pride in our academics," UT Arlington coach Kristie Fox said. "I found that if they are doing the right things on the field that usually means they are doing the right things in the classroom and vise versa. I am really proud of the girls that have taken care of business in the classroom and they are really setting an example for the rest of the team."

Bryanna Datko, Marisa's sister, was joined by Haley Henson, Sandra Mendoza, Jolene Schaefer and Taylor Simmonds.



UTA's six selections were amongst 33 overall for the Sun Belt Conference. South Alabama and Georgia Southern led the Sun Belt with 10 selections each.

NCAA Division I, with 1,554 honorees, had the most student-athletes with a 3.5 grade-point average or higher, while 1,018 in Division III earned recognition, followed by 833 Division II student-athletes. High School weighted and High School unweighted posted 691 and 627 honorees apiece. NAIA amassed 410 recipients and Junior College totaled 360.


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