Four Softball Players Named Easton/NFCA Division III All-America Scholar-Athletes

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four National Fastpitch Coaches Association recognized four Webster University softball players Abby Burroughs, Breelyn Craig, Taylor Jackson and Gabrielle Novak.

On Oct. 4, the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) recognized four of Webster University softball players as NCAA Division III All-America Scholar-Athletes for the 2018-19 season: Abby Burroughs, Breelyn Craig, Taylor Jackson and Gabrielle Novak.

In order to earn an All-America Scholar-Athlete honor from the NFCA, student-athletes must have posted a grade point average of 3.50 or better during the 2018-19 academic year to earn the All-America Scholar-Athlete honor.  

All American Scholar-Athletes 

  • Junior outfielder Abby Burroughs - 3.69 GPA | Biological Sciences
  • Junior pitcher Breelyn Craig - 3.83 GPA | Photography
  • Freshman outfielder Taylor Jackson - 3.82 GPA | Biology
  • Freshman outfielder Gabrielle Novak  - 3.77 GPA | Game Development

Burroughs is now a two-time selection as an Easton/NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete as she was also honored as a sophomore in 2017-18. Craig, Jackson, and Novak are all first-time honorees as they were all first-year players last season with the Gorloks.

Along with naming their All-America Scholar-Athletes in all divisions, the NFCA also announced its Academic Team Award winners in all divisions. In Division III, the NFCA recognized 117 programs with an Academic Team Award for the 2018-19 season, including four schools from the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

The NFCA Academic Awards program honors both collegiate and high school teams and individual student-athletes for their submitted team GPA's for the 2018-19 academic year. 

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