Nine Norse Named 2012 NFCA Scholar Athletes

Nov. 1, 2012

Nine members of the 2012 Luther College softball team have been named National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Scholar Athletes. This award is annually released by the NFCA the end of October.

To achieve this honor, a student-athlete must have obtained a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 or above on a 4.0 scale, at the conclusion of the 2011-12 academic year.

The 2012 NFCA Scholar Athletes and the class they were in last season are seniors Mallory Broderick (Decorah, Iowa), Paige Comentino (Nora Springs, Iowa), and Kelsey Kittleson (St. Ansgar, Iowa); juniors Shari Huber (Eldrige, Iowa) and Elisa Smith '14 (Mounds View, Minn.); sophomores Kelsey Bies (Maple Grove, Minn.), Becca Girvan (Maple Grove, Minn.) and Kayla Hatting (LeMars, Iowa); and freshman Kelsey Rose (Bettendorf, Iowa).

The 2012 campaign proved to be another outstanding season for the Norse softball team. For the third time in as many years, Luther qualified for the NCAA III National Championships. The Norse finished fifth at the national finale completing the year with a record of 41-9 that included a 15-1 mark in the Iowa Conference and a seventh league title.  Luther's 41 wins marked the third consecutive seasons it has tallied 40-plus victories and capped off the best four-year record in school history of 159-33.

 

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Junior

Maple Grove, Minn.

Maple Grove Senior

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Junior

Le Mars, Iowa

Gehlen Catholic

OF

Senior

Eldridge, Iowa

North Scott

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Junior

Maple Grove, Minn.

Osseo

2B

Senior

Shoreview, Minn.

Mounds View

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Sophomore

Bettendorf, Iowa

Bettendorf

NCAA

IIAC