Chapman, Pomona-Pitzer and Whittier represented the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) as NFCA Scholar All-American teams for the 2018 season, while individuals from all three institutions earned the designation of scholar athletes.
The rankings and honors recognize the academic prowess of softball teams across the Association's membership categories. NCAA Division III led the way with 1,600 student-athletes earning a 3.5 grade-point average or higher for 2017-18. NCAA Division I and Division II followed with 1,311 and 1,026 honorees. High School weighted and High School unweighted earned 743 and 589 distinctions. Two-year colleges amassed 553 recipients and NAIA totaled 456.
Of the 102 Division III honorees, Chapman was the top SCIAC school with a team GPA of 3.390. Pomona-Pitzer followed with a mark of 3.365, while Whittier rounded out the conference teams with a team GPA of 3.230.
The following student-athletes earned scholar athlete praise: