Clarion University softball earns academic award

LOUISVILLE, Ky. The National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) announced the 2021 Easton/NFCA All-America Scholar-Athletes on Tuesday, honoring both teams and individuals for their accomplishments in the classroom. The Golden Eagle softball program earned team honors, while 16 individual Clarion players were recognized as individuals.

The team rankings and individual honors are submitted by member head coaches and recognize the academic prowess of softball teams across the Association's membership categories.

As a team, the Golden Eagles tied for 29th in the nation in NCAA Division II with a 3.63 team GPA in 2020-21. That was powered by 16 individuals that earned solo recognition, listed below:

Megan Anderson

Aryn Boyer

Alex Brentzel

Brooke Cline

Allison Gilliam

Carissa Giordano

Rachel Helsley

Becca Kelley

Chelsea Liroff

Brooke McCanna

Beka McClymonds

Hannah Norton

Laura Sadowski

Alyssa Stitt

Kendyl Switzer

Makenzie Wolfe

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