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Jaspers Recognized For Success In Classroom

Courtesy: Manhattan Athletics Department
Release: 10/07/2013
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RIVERDALE, N.Y. – The Manhattan College softball team has been recognized with a pair of academic awards by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA).  The Jaspers ranked 21st overall in team GPA for the 2012-13 academic year, and 10 players were named to the NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete Team.

The NFCA Academic Awards program honors both high school and college teams based on the information submitted by member coaches.  Only the 2012-13 academic year was factored into the team GPA used for awards consideration.  Manhattan placed 21st nationally with a team GPA of 3.42.  This cumulative GPA was also the best among the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference’s (MAAC) 11 members.  Alabama had the highest GPA among all Division I programs (3.69).

In addition, the NFCA announced the All-Academic Scholar-Athlete Team.  This award recognizes student-athletes with a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher for the academic year.  Senior Kate Bowen (Newtown, Conn.), juniors Amy Bright (Manlius, N.Y.), Amanda Paxson (Cedar Grove, N.J.) and Mickayla Romero (Las Vegas, Nev.), and sophomore Emily Cutler (Bloomingdale, N.J.) were honored, as were 2013 Manhattan graduates Amanda Babcock, Anna Gallacher, Jen Keller, Heather Leone and Kelsi Redding.

Manhattan will conclude its fall schedule by hosting its annual alumni game on Saturday, Oct. 19 at Gaelic Park.

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