Six MSC Softball Players Named All-America Scholar Athletes
Six players from the Murray State College softball program have been named All-America Scholar Athletes by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA). These players were required to obtain a 3.5 GPA for the entire academic year to be eligible for this honor.
Freshman animal science major Sydnee Hinkle, freshman business major Audrey Simpson, freshman business major Sloan Springfield, freshman pre-medicine student Bailey Tolliver, freshman pre-physical therapy student Kayla Mitchell and sophomore business major Jessica Dobbins were all named All-America Scholar Athletes.
Murray State College Softball Head Coach Marie Stone said, “It is extremely difficult to balance a rigorous academic schedule while competing athletically at the college level. I am very proud of these young ladies and their dedication in the classroom this year. Each one of these student-athletes is a shining example of what it embodies to be an Aggie.”
“As Coach Stone says, it takes a great deal of work to compete athletically at the college level, and these students have shown they are willing to commit to their sport and their studies,” said Murray State College President Joy McDaniel. “We are so proud of all six young ladies as students and athletes and applaud their accomplishments on and off the field,” added McDaniel.
Each year the NFCA announces the nation's top 10 academic teams with the highest team grade point average in the categories of Junior College, NAIA, NCAA Division III, NCAA Division II, and NCAA Division I. Murray State College has submitted team grade point averages for the fall 2015 and spring 2016 semesters in hopes of winning a top 10 spot in the junior college category.