There are 10 members of the Mississippi State softball team that earned National Fast Pitch Coaches Association All-America ScholarAthlete honors for the 2016-17 academic year, the organization announced.
To qualify for the honor, studentathletes must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher over the fall 2016 and spring 2017 semesters.
Five of the 10 Bulldogs honored return for the 2017-18 season, including senior Carmen Carter, juniors Emily Heimberger and Taylor Kelly and sophomores Emily Mitchell and Lindsey Williams. The remaining five honorees of Katie Anne Bailey, Olivia Golden, Caroline Seitz, Alexis Silkwood and Mackenzie Toler were part of MSU’s talented 2017 senior class that led the program to its fifth NCAA Regional over the last six seasons.
The Bulldogs were also honored as a 2016-17 Easton/NFCA Division I All-Academic Team as State turned in a 3.210 cumulative GPA as a team to rank amongst the top 125 programs across the country.