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Softball Garners Team, Individual Academic Honors

Harvard had eight players earn NFCA academic honors (Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics).

After one of the most successful seasons in team history, the Harvard softball team garnered team and individual academic honors from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association, the organization announced Friday. Eight members of the team received individual honors while the team’s grade-point average ranked among the top 20 nationally.    

With eight individuals earning academic honors, Harvard was one of the better represented teams in the nation in that regard. Jane Alexander, Jessica Ferri, Olivia Piccione, Stephanie Regan, Eve Rosenbaum, Whitney Shaw, Kassy Shiotani and Emily Henderson all earned All-America Scholar Athlete honors. The octet did so by obtaining at least a 3.5 grade-point average during the 2010-11 academic year.

As a team, the Crimson compiled a 3.40 GPA, which ranked 16th nationally among 133 qualifying schools. Tennessee Tech led all schools with a 3.619 team GPA and Harvard was the second-ranked Ivy League squad on the list, behind only Yale which had a 3.404 mark.

For the complete list of teams and players honored, click here.