LOUISVILLE, Ky. - 18 Adrian College softball players were among the record-breaking 7,351 softball players that the National Fastpitch Coaches' Association (NFCA) announced for All-Academic Honors for the 2016-17 academic year.
NCAA Division III had 1,825 student-athletes--the second-most, behind only NCAA Division I--with a 3.5 or higher grade-point average.
The Bulldogs 18 honorees are tied with Franklin and Marshall College for the most student-athletes from a single team in all of Division III. The 18 mark also sets a new school record for Adrian, topping last year's record-setting 15.
As a team, Adrian was tied for 66th in NCAA DIII with a team GPA of 3.4.
Adrian College 2016-17 NFCA All-Academic Honors (Number of times honored)
Seniors: Kayla Belfiori (3rd), Kallie Derrer (3rd), Katie Jenkins (3rd), Mikayla Kemp (1st), Kaitlin Lock (1st), Chelsea Shellman (3rd).
Juniors: Phoebe Cole, Rebecca Neal (2nd), Paige Van Atta (3rd), Taylor Van't Land (3rd).
Sophomores: Paige Cubberly (2nd), Krista Lynch (2nd), Natalia Younan (2nd).
Freshman: Madison Budde, Maggie Foss, Hope Kapelanski, Destiny Rogers, Infinity Rogers.