Webster Softball Team Earns NFCA Academic Award

| October 3, 2014
The softball team at the 2014 Webster Works Worldwide on Oct. 1. The team volunteered with Canterbury Enterprises, which provides meaningful employment, training and on-the-job socialization opportunities for individuals affected by cerebral palsy and other severe disabilities.

The softball team at the volunteered with Canterbury Enterprises, an organization that provides meaningful employment, training and on-the-job socialization opportunities for individuals affected by cerebral palsy and other severe disabilities, for their 2014 Webster Works Worldwide service on Oct. 1.

Webster University’s 2014 softball team has been honored by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) with a Team Academic Award. In addition, nine individuals from the 2014 squad were recognized as NFCA All-America Academic Scholar Athletes.

The Gorloks had the 20th highest grade point average of the NCAA III members receiving the NFCA award, with a 3.434 team GPA. There are approximately 400 softball programs in the NCAA III. Five teams from the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference received the award, out of the ninety schools total that qualified for the award.

In order to be recognized by the NFCA as an All-America Scholar Athlete, players must have attained a 3.5 or higher GPA (on a 4.0 scale) for the school year in which they played. Webster’s honorees for 2014 were Kelley Bridgmon, Rachel Frank, Taylor Gibbs, Jessica Lewandowski, Samantha Powers, Alison StabenowAlyssa Sapp, Amber Sinamon and Alexis Spriggs.

Read more about the softball team at the Webster Athletics website.

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