Felician Softball Claims Nine NFCA Scholars

Kelsi Ludwigsen (l.) and Taylor Parker. (Dave Schofield)
Kelsi Ludwigsen (l.) and Taylor Parker. (Dave Schofield)

RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Nine members of the 2013 Felician College softball team have been honored as National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-America Scholar Athletes. The nine winners match the school record for this honor set by last year's Golden Falcons.

The All-America Scholar-Athlete Award is given to players for any NFCA-member coach who post a 3.50 or better grade-point average for the academic year which includes that spring's playing season. More than 4,000 student-athletes nationwide will be honored at the NCAA, NAIA, junior-college and high-school levels.

Felician's honorees for 2012-13 are listed in the table below.

The NFCA is expected to announce its All-Academic Teams in late September. The Golden Falcons combined to post a team GPA of 3.61 for the 2012-13 academic year.

"I continue to be amazed at the academic prowess of these young ladies!" said Felician head coach Lori Kwiatkowski. "Their commitment to excellence in all facets of their lives is clearly evident. I am very proud of the academic efforts of all of my athletes and wish a huge congratulations to these nine."

Felician is a member of NCAA Division II and plays in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference. The Golden Falcons open the 2014 campaign with a non-league doubleheader at Elizabeth City State University on February 7.

 

Felician College 2012-13 NFCA All-America Scholar-Athletes

 

Name

12-13

Yr

 

Major

12-13

GPA

Cum.

GPA

 

Hometown

 

High School

Alyssa Banca

JR

Special Ed./History

3.52

3.36

East Rutherford, N.J.

Becton Regional

Tori Bradburn

JR

Criminal Justice

3.81

3.81

Ridge, Md.

Great Mills

Macy Chase

SO

Philosophy

3.97

3.97

Sacramento, Calif.

Bradshaw Christian

Ciera Clark

SO

Psychology

3.70

3.41

Granite Bay, Calif.

Del Oro

Joelle Erickson

SO

Psychology

3.95

3.77

Huntington Beach, Calif.

Marina

Katie Heflin

SO

Psychology

3.81

3.88

Escalon, Calif.

Escalon

Kelsi Ludwigsen

JR

Biology

3.68

3.81

Havre de Grace, Md.

Harford Tech

Taylor Parker

SO

Business Admin.

3.95

3.75

Surrey, British Columbia

Semiahmoo

Halei Van Dyke

JR

Elem. Ed./History

3.88

3.87

West Milford, N.J.

West Milford