Nine Poets named NFCA All-Academic

Nine Poets named NFCA All-Academic

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WHITTIER, Calif. – It was announced this week that nine members of the Whittier College Softball Team received recognition as National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Scholar Athletes.

Athletes who achieve a 3.5 or better GPA on a 4.0 scale are recognized as NFCA Scholar Athletes. The NFCA recognizes the top 10 academic teams (by overall GPA) each fall through the Easton/NFCA Top 10 Academic Team program.

The Purple & Gold saw these athletes recognized for their academic excellence:

Alli Fonseca
Hannah Angileri
Brittany Attaway
Sam Casanas
Danica Cooley
Jannelle Ha
Naomi Martinez
Amanda Melodia
Hayley Wishner  

The team is currently waiting to hear if they earned a Top 10 National Ranking, which comes out on September 15.