LOUISVILLE, Ky. - For the second consecutive year, UTA feature a double-digit named 2016-17 NFCA All-America Scholar Athletes.
Earning her fourth selection as a scholar-athlete, former Maverick Marisa Datko led a list of 11 that features student-athletes that held a 3.5 grade-point average or better. Joining her as Mavs who have been features in previous years included three-time member Sandra Mendoza, two-time members Shelbi Sikes, Calin Sims, Bri Burchianti, Kayci Moore, Laura Curry, Krista Rude to go with first-time members Melanie Mendoza, Whitney Walton and Carley Ruffino.
The 11 members were tied for third most in the Sun Belt Conference behind Troy and Georgia State, who each had 14, while Louisiana also featured 11.
The National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) is pleased to announce that a record 7,351 softball players across seven membership divisions earned NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete honors for the 2016-17 academic year.
NCAA Division I led the way with 1,843 student-athletes earning a 3.5 grade-point average or higher, while 1,825 in Division III garnered recognition followed by 1,268 Division II student-athletes. High School weighted and High School unweighted posted 751 and 609 honorees apiece. NAIA amassed 559 recipients and Junior College totaled 496.
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