LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) released its 2016-17 Easton/NFCA Scholar-Athletes with 12 Suffolk players on the list, the national organization announced Tuesday afternoon.
Suffolk's 12 selections, which represents all classes, are the most in recent years, topping the Rams' nine honorees a year ago. Suffolk is one of five GNAC teams to have players earn the distinction, with Johnson & Wales earning the most recognition with 15 apiece. Lasell, Simmons and Mount Ida were also represented.
The NFCA announced 7,351 softball players who earned Easton/NFCA Scholar-Athlete honors by achieving a GPA of 3.5 or higher for the 2016-17 academic year, which goes across seven membership divisions. NCAA Division III, with 1,825 honorees, had the second-most student-athletes with a 3.5 grade-point average or higher, while 1,843 in Division I earned the most recognition, followed by 1,268 Division II student-athletes.
Devlin Frost, Sydney Littlefield and Ali Yamakaits all earned recognition for the third time in their careers. Taylor Holmes, Madison Eucalitto, Evelyn Marquis, Lindsay Pagano and Dylan Parsons picked up their second honor, while Hannah DelCervo, Samantha Jacques, Delaney Sylvester and Ashley Zulla earned the distinction for the first time in their careers.
For a complete list of all Easton/NFCA Scholar-Athletes, click here.
As a team, the Rams combined for a GPA of 3.46 good for 42nd nationally across the NCAA DIII. At Suffolk the softball program's cumulative gpa ranked fourth amongst the Rams' 14 varsity programs.