NFCA Recognizes Softball With Team, Individual Academic Awards

NFCA Recognizes Softball With Team, Individual Academic Awards

Harvard placed 10 student-athletes on the NFCA Scholar-Athlete list (Photo: Mike Slade).

NFCA Division I All-Academic Teams

NFCA Division I Scholar-Athletes

The 2012-13 Harvard softball team and 10 of its players have received NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete accolades, the organization announced Monday.

The Crimson compiled a team grade-point average of 3.425, good for the 19th-highest GPA in the nation among the 105 Division I teams listed. The team GPA ranked second among Ivy schools (Yale, 3.450) and third among northeast institutions. Alabama fronted all Division I programs with a combined GPA of 3.690 on the season.

All four members of the class of 2013 received All-America Scholar-Athlete recognition, fronted by Olivia Piccione, who was second on the team with a 3.859 GPA. Kassy Shiotani (3.833), Jessica Ferri (3.708) and Stephanie Regan (3.584) rounded out the quartet of senior honorees. Alyssa Siegmann led all Harvard players with a 3.906 GPA, and was joined by Andrea Del Conte, Emily Gusse, Gabrielle Ruiz, Katherine Appelbe and Katherine Lantz on the Scholar-Athlete list.

The individual award is bestowed upon any player submitted by a member coach who achieved a 3.50 grade point average or higher during the 2012-13 academic year.