Thursday, November 16, 2006
Eight Valpo softball players have been named National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Scholar-Athletes for their performance in the classroom last season.
The eight honorees all maintained a cumulative GPA for the 2005-2006 academic year of at least 3.50. Among Valpo's honorees were graduate Ann Sievert; seniors Megan Carroll
(Eaton Rapids, Mich./Eaton Rapids), Jessica Schultz
(Hubertus, Wis./Hartford Union), and Allison Whitesell
(Fort Wayne, Ind./Northrop); juniors Alicia Ashburn
(Mishawaka, Ind./Mishawaka), Mallory Gill
(Beloit, Wis./Memorial), and Andrea Zappia
(Indianapolis, Ind./Franklin Central); and sophomore Karen Korb
(Indianapolis, Ind./Lutheran North). Sievert, Whitesell, Ashburn, Gill and Zappia were all repeat honorees from the 2004-05 season.