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Nine Softball Players Named 2004-05 NFCA All-America Scholar Athletes

Monday, December 05, 2005

Nine Valparaiso University softball players have been named 2004-05 National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-America Scholar Athletes for their performances in the classroom and on the field last season.

Six members of last year's freshman class, Kayla Grutz (Bellevue, Iowa/Bellevue), Alicia Ashburn (Mishawaka, Ind./Mishawaka), Mallory Gill (Beloit, Wis./Memorial), Andrea Zappia (Indianapolis, Ind./Franklin Central), Shannon Robinson (Toronto, Ontario/John Redmond) and Maggie Seidel were all honored. They were joined by Allison Whitesell (Fort Wayne, Ind./Northup), Ann Sievert (Davenport, Iowa/Assumption) and graduated senior Amy Mitchell.

The individuals honored were selected because they have achieved a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.50. Last season's Crusader team had a cumulative GPA of 3.235, the 28th best GPA in Division I softball

The 2006 Valpo season begins March 5 in Orlando, Fla. at the Rebel Spring Games. The 23-game home schedule opens March 28 at 2:00 p.m. against Central Michigan.

Click here to see the 2006 schedule.
M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lewis Brown Field
Aug 25, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Football Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Aug 28, 6:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. Wofford
M Soccer Valpo Raleigh, N.C.
Aug 29, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina State
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. Campbell
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina Central
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
Aug 31, 3:00 p.m. Davidson
Volleyball IUPUI ARC
Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 10:00 a.m. UMKC
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
W CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m.
M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:45 p.m.
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 6, 2:00 p.m. South Dakota State
Football Saint Joseph's (Ind.) Brown Field
Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler