Blue Jay softball players recognized for academic performance

Courtesy of Westminster College Athletics. (Caleb Maassen/Westminster Athletics)

FULTON -- Nine Westminster College Blue Jays athletes are named Easton/NFCA All-America scholar-athletes by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) for the 2022-23 academic year.

The rankings and honors recognize the academic prowess of softball teams across the association's membership.

To be named an Easton/NFCA All-America scholar-athlete, a student-athlete must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

Westminster softball student-athletes to receive this honor for their outstanding efforts in the classroom are listed as follows: Caroline Bentley, Haylee Chandler, Payton Dudenhoeffer, Emily Esquivel, Madelyn Kordik, Maddie Marrero, Madison Scott, Janae Shirk and Kendall Weber.

A total of 8,297 student-athletes were recognized across all college divisions. Of those, 2,369 were recognized at the NCAA Division III level.