Drury softball team wins academic award; 15 players honored as Scholar-Athletes from NFCA

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Drury softball team was honored with a Team Academic Award, and 15 members of the squad were named Scholar-Athletes by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.
The Panthers posted a team grade point average of 3.58, a mark that ranked 30th in NCAA-II among the 306 participating programs. Teams with a 3.00 GPA earned the award from the NFCA.
Fifteen players from Panthers also earned a Scholar-Athlete award from the NFCA: Camryn Bedell (Sr., Bourbonnais, Ill.), Joey Casey (Jr., Beaumont, Calif.), Lauren Fiene (Fr., Concordia, Mo.), Hannah Fry (Soph., West Des Moines, Iowa), Summer Johnson (Jr., Oblong, Ill.), Rylee Kolb, (Soph., Jefferson City, Mo.), Gena Kulberg (Sr., Carlsbad, Calif.), Felicity McKee (Soph., Mount Vernon, Ill.), Cheyanne Moler (Jr., Highlands, Tex.), Alyssa Moore (Sr., Kelso, Mo.), Bailee Nixon (Soph., Medora, Ill.), Megan Parsley (Jr., Everett, Wash.), Karsyn Smith (Sr., West Plains, Mo.), Syndey Sneed (Jr., Bentonville, Ark.), Leaha Wininger (Jr., Johnson City, Ill.).
Earlier this year, the Drury softball also won a Team Academic Award from the Great Lakes Valley Conference, and 16 members of the squad were named Academic All-GLVC.
In addition to their academic awards, Drury ended the year 37-17 and 21-7 in the GLVC. Their 37 wins set a program record, and their 21-7 mark in the league also set a team record for their best conference winning percentage. The Panthers reached the NCAA-II Tournament for the first time in the program’s 15-year history and advanced to the round of the 32.

This article is provided by Drury University Athletics