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Five NCAC Softball Programs Recognized with NFCA Academic Honors

Five NCAC Softball Programs Recognized with NFCA Academic Honors

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) released its 2017-18 Easton/NFCA Academic Teams and All-American Scholar-Athletes on Wednesday, Oct. 3. The Oberlin and Denison softball teams were recognized as Academic Teams while 31 student-athletes from Denison, Oberlin, Ohio Wesleyan, Wittenberg and Wooster received All-American Scholar-Athlete status. The full NFCA release can be found HERE.

The rankings and honors recognize the academic prowess of softball teams across the Association’s membership categories. NCAA Division III led the way with 1,600 student-athletes earning a 3.5 grade-point average or higher for 2017-18. NCAA Division I and Division II followed with 1,311 and 1,026 honorees.


Academic Teams

Oberlin College 3.340

Denison University 3.120


All-American Scholar-Athletes 

Denison University 

Lindsey Clemson (3.500) 

Gabi Dufresne (3.500) 

Angel Ehrenschwender (3.570) 

Lauren Secaras (3.810)


Oberlin College 

Emma Downing (3.660) 

Dana Rae Goldstein (3.660) 

Sandra Kibble (3.600) 

Jazz Mitchell (3.540) 

Maria Roussos (4.000) 

Dalia Silverstein (3.620)


Ohio Wesleyan University 

Madison Bridger (3.880) 

Erica Buchanan (3.600) 

Ashley Day (3.950) 

Aimee Duckworth (3.790) 

Kayla Richard (3.740)  

Kennedy Sattler (4.000)


Wittenberg University 

Elaina Adams (3.930) 

Abby Curnutte (3.580) 

Elise Freeland (3.570) 

Abigail Haab (3.880) 

Olivia Hopkins (3.850) 

Cassidy Rowe (3.820) 

Victoria Toetz (3.710) 

Chelsea Zang (3.790)


College of Wooster

Alexis Bauer (3.540)

Anna Blake (3.670)

Chelsea Copley (3.550)

Rachel Ginsburg (3.670)

Savanna Hitlan (3.660)

Marina Roski (3.630)

Samantha Tromba (3.510)