Chapman, Pomona-Pitzer, Whittier Garner NFCA Scholar All-American Honors

Chapman, Pomona-Pitzer, Whittier Garner NFCA Scholar All-American Honors

2017-18 Scholar-Athletes | 2017-18 Academic Teams

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:

Lauren Ballard 
Madee Brunn
Erin Coogan
Michaela Foisy
Morgan Gallegos
Vanessa Gilles
Jordyn Krohn
Christine LoVerde
Sarah Taketa
Kristen Weiser
Heaven Wong

Kelsey Buchanan
Michelle CalcanyBlair
Samantha Carlson
Isabella Deatherage
Natalie Ireland
Missy Pekarek
Liz Rodarte
Lilly Weidhaas

Hannah Angileri
Brittany Attaway
Samantha Casanas
Danica Cooley
Allison Fonseca
Jannelle Ha
Naomi Martinez
Amanda Melodia
Hayley Wishner