Seven Jag Softball Players Named All-America Scholar Atheltes

December 10, 2012 · By · Filed Under Softball 

The South Alabama softball team had seven team members honored as All-America Scholar Athletes by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association. This number matches the total number the school has placed on the list since the program began in the 2007-’08 season.

Hannah Campbell, Meghan Collins, Jessica Dobson, Kaitlyn Griffith, Blair Johnson, Katy Neal and Julie Moss were all honored as All-America Scholar Athletes. The honor is given to players submitted by a member coach who achieved a 3.50 GPA or higher during the 2011-2012 academic year.

Collins has been honored three times now, earning the honor each year she has attended South Alabama. Campbell and Moss, both juniors, have been selected twice each.

“These awards are a testament to the work ethic and focus of these young ladies,” Jaguar head coach Becky Clark said. “The amount of time and energy it takes to play a Division I sport and take care of business in the classroom is tremendous, so for these young ladies to excel the way they have is remarkable. I am extremely proud of the way they represent our program and the University of South Alabama.”

In October, South Alabama was ranked 37th on the 2011-’12 list of NCAA Division I All-Academic Teams by the NFCA. This was a 12 place improvement from the previous season and the best ranking in the program’s short history.

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