Toledo Softball Earns Individual, Team Academic Honors

October 10, 2019 | Athletics, News
By Kaitlyn R. Layman

Following their athletic success this past season, the Toledo softball program earned National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-America Scholar-Athlete recognitions after posting a 3.53 grade-point average, the 31st highest in Division I softball.

Twelve members of the team were individually named Scholar-Athletes for their efforts off the diamond.

Kaitlyn Bergman, Megan Choate, Kaitlyn Cozy, Samantha Golden, Maggie McGurk, Raelyn Nyren, Morgan Paaverud, Heather Webb, Taylor Weekly and Rebekah Yenrick added to their academic accolades after earning scholar-athlete recognition from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association. Sophomores Aubrey Reed and Bri Robeson also earned scholar-athlete accolades for the first time in their careers.

Across all divisions, more than 8,000 student-athletes were named 2019 National Fastpitch Coaches Association Scholar-Athletes, the most in the organization’s history.

The National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-America Scholar-Athlete honor recognizes teams that have achieved a grade-point average of 3.00 or higher; to be individually recognized, athletes must post a 3.5 GPA or higher.

Last spring, the Rockets won their first Mid-American Conference Tournament title. The team made program history in May when the No. 7 seed Rockets went on a five-game tear, taking down No. 4 Northern Illinois, No. 2 Kent State, No. 1 Miami and No. 3 Ohio. The victory qualified Toledo to play in first-round regional action of the 2019 NCAA Women’s College World Series for the first time since 1992.

UToledo also scored big in the classroom spring semester with a 3.53 GPA; 10 players were named to the Academic All-MAC team.

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