Manhattan Named Division I All-Academic Team By NFCA
RIVERDALE, N.Y. - The Manhattan College softball team has been recognized by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) as a Division I All-Academic Team. The Jaspers had a team GPA of 3.410 in the 2010-11 academic year, which ranked 14th among all Division I programs. In addition, nine Manhattan student-athletes were named All-America Scholar Athletes by the NFCA.
The nine Jaspers recognized for their success in the classroom include 2011 graduates Melissa Cascio (Kings Park, N.Y.), Ashley Rampino (Manalapan, N.J.), Erika Sullivan (Bay Shore, N.Y.) and Kristina Walraven (Thompson Ridge, N.Y.), as well as current student-athletes Amanda Babcock (Haverstraw, N.Y.), Kate Bowen (Newtown, Conn.), Anna Gallacher (New Fairfield, Conn.), Kelly Murray (Leominster, Mass.) and Megan Weaver (Congers, N.Y.). Any player who had a GPA of 3.50 or higher and was nominated by a member coach was eligible for NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete recognition.