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NFCA Tabs 10 Athena Softball Players As All-America Scholar Athletes

CLAREMONT, Calif. – With the  2013 season right around the corner, the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) announced its 2011-12 Division III All-America Scholar Athletes list and 10 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball players were selected.

Infielder Harmony Palmer (CMC), utility Megan Latta (CMC), pitcher Hayley Schultz (CMC), outfielder Megan Morris (CMC), utility Katie Echavia (CMC), pitcher/infielder Shelby Long (CMC), infielder Emily Nordhoff (CMC), infielder Emily Lopez (CMC), infielder Michelle Brody and catcher Hannah Dunham were all selected. The award is given to any player submitted by a member coach who achieved a 3.50 grade point average or higher during the 2011-12 academic year.

In October, CMS as a team earned NFCA All-Academic honors and ranked 23rd nationally, the only team in Division III to finish in the top-25 on the field and in the classroom. The Athenas are coming off a 30-15 season in 2012 in which they won the SCIAC Tournament and claimed their fourth-consecutive bid to NCAA postseason play.

The NFCA consists of over 4,300 members nationwide from the club, high school, college and professional coaching ranks. The NFCA and its members recognize outstanding athletic achievements of its student-athletes on a weekly and annual basis with awards such as All-Academic teams, Scholar-Athletes and All-America honors. Each week during the season the NFCA also releases polls for the college, high school and club ranks.

Complete 2011-12 Division III All-America Scholar Athletes listing: https://nfca.org/web_docs/2012Scholar-Athlete/DivisionIII.pdf