13 local athletes named to NFCA scholar listby Andy Morales on Dec. 09, 2012, under Sports
2012 NFCA All-America Scholar Athletes
Grand Canyon University placed 13 athletes on the 2012 National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-America Scholar Athletes list. The list is comprised from the 2011-12 academic year. Athletes with at least a 3.5 GPA were honored.
For the fourth time, GCU earned the top ranking among NCAA Division II teams with a 3.6 GPA. It ranked second in all divisions, behind only NCAA Division I Robert Morris (3.609).
“I’m very proud of these young women,” said GCU softball coach Ann Pierson. “Being named an Academic All-American is a very prestigious honor. Commitment in the classroom is part of the philosophy of GCU Softball. We are very fortunate to have this faculty at Canyon. They demand the best of our students and support academic success. These athletes are successful because of their hard work, commitment and drive to achieve their goals. They are tremendous representatives of GCU and the softball program.”
MJ Lawson, Belmont University (Catalina Foothills)
Logan Hall, Texas Tech (Sahuaro)
Kaity Ingram, New Mexico (Catalina Foothills)
Janelle Christman, Grand Canyon (Canyon del Oro)
Kayla Henry, Grand Canyon (Canyon del Oro)
Kiley Raica, Grand Canyon (Canyon del Oro)
Amanda Martinez, Eastern Arizona (Sunnyside)
Victoria Chavez, Eastern Arizona (Palo Verde)
Yvanna Bejarano, Eastern Arizona (Thatcher)
Bianca Haro, Eastern Arizona (Cholla)
Lianna Zamora, South Mountain (Santa Rita)
Kayla Pritchett, South Mountain (Sahuaro)
Lysandra Gomez, South Mountain (Sahuarita)
Compiled from news release. If your name is missing (and were honored) please forward me your name because I’m sure I missed a few. Your coach had to nominate you to the NFCA before the deadline. This is not my list.