The Valparaiso softball program has again earned All-Academic Team honors from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) after posting a team GPA of 3.202 during the 2013-14 academic year, while individually, six Crusaders were recognized as All-America Scholar Athletes by the NFCA as the organization announced its annual academic awards this week.
The Crusaders have now received the All-Academic Team accolade from the NFCA – awarded to teams who finish the academic year with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 - each of the last four seasons, posting a cumulative team GPA of at least 3.2 in all four of those years. At the same time, Valpo has captured advanced to the Horizon League championship game each of the last three years and has captured a pair of league crowns. Valpo was one of four Horizon League programs to earn the award for the 2013-14 season.
Meanwhile, six Crusader players earned All-America Scholar Athlete honors after posting a GPA of at least 3.50 for the 2013-14 academic year. Jorgi Calombaris, Angie Doerffler, Amanda Korb, Jessie Marinec, Ashlyn Michalak and Amanda Wisniewski all received recognition from the NFCA for their academic achievements last year. Doerffler received the award in each of her four seasons as a Crusader, while Korb was a three-time honoree. Wisniewski earned the honor for a second straight season as well.