10 Softball Players Earn NFCA Scholar-Athlete

10 Softball Players Earn NFCA Scholar-Athlete

LOUISVILLE, KY. — The Keuka College Softball team had a successful 2017 season both on the field and off the field in the classroom. Not only did Keuka College win the North Eastern Athletic Conference North Division, 10 members of the team earned All-America Scholar-Athlete honors from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA).

Earning the academic honors for the Wolves were Brittany Bruce, Jessica Hammers, Shannon Johnson, Tally McDonald, Christy Orlando, Mickenzie Palmer, Janessa Vaadi, Brittany Vergason, Suzanne Welch, and Megan Wilbur.

To qualify for All-America Scholar-Athlete honors, a student-athlete had to post a grade-point average of 3.5 or better in both the fall and spring semesters. 

It was the third time being named NFCA All-America Scholar-Athletes for both Suzanne Welch and Megan Wilbur. Tally McDonald and Janessa Vaadi earned the honor for the second time in their career.

The Wolves finished with a 27-11 record in 2017, setting a new school record for wins in a season. They went 2-2 during the NEAC Tournament at Penn St.-Berks on their way to a second place finish.