Eleven Ohio Dominican University Softball Players Earn Scholar-Athlete Award
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Ohio Dominican University is proud to announce that 11 Panther softball players earned a 2011-12 National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-America Scholar-Athlete Award, Casey Clark, Alex Cribari, Kylee Crislip, Tiffany Goodrich, Kacey Locker, Taylor Mason, Brooke McCartney, Kelsey Seeds, Rachael Stanzel, Erin Sutter, and Alexis Swisher.
NFCA member coaches recommend players for the award based on the student-athlete earning a 3.50 grade point average or higher during the 2011-12 academic year.
The accolade marks the second component of the NFCA's academic award program. The first part occured in late October when squads with the highest grade point average in each membership category were recognized as 2012 NFCA Top Ten All-Academic Teams. Division I members had the most participating institutions with 140. Division III members had the second most participants with 134 teams. High schools ranked third with 123.
ODU is a full member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II and a member of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The University sponsors 18 varsity sports, including baseball, softball, football, volleyball, as well as men's and women's basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, tennis and track and field, both indoor and outdoor.
Ohio Dominican University is a four-year private comprehensive liberal arts and master’s institution, founded in 1911 in the Catholic Dominican tradition. The University has approximately 2,700 students and offers undergraduate degrees in 42 majors as well as seven graduate degree programs. Ohio Dominican uses a student-centered approach, with a commitment to quality teaching and learning.