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Central Fifth in U.S. on Softball Academic List

Posted: Friday, October 13th, 2017 at 5:50 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports - Trevor Castle / Central Sports Info

The Central College softball team ranked among the nation’s best again in the classroom as 14 players were named Easton/NFCA All-America Scholar-Athletes.

That’s tied for the fifth-most among NCAA Division III schools and the most of any Iowa Conference squad. Adrian College and Augustana College shared the national top spot with 18 players each. Central recorded an overall team GPA of 3.41.

The perennially powerful Dutch program has a tradition of academic achievement under hall of fame coach George Wares, ranking in the top 20 in Division III in number of Easton/NFCA honorees seven times, including five top-10 finishes since 2010.

The award recognizes those student-athletes who have posted a 3.50 grade point average or higher in the previous academic year.