Berry Softball Team Earns National Academic Honors

Berry Softball Team Earns National Academic Honors

Vikings Earn All-Academic Team Honors; Six Softball Players Named All-America Scholar Athletes

Berry College's softball team has been honored as an All-Academic Team by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association, and six members of last season's squad were named All-America Scholar Athletes, the organization recently announced.

The Vikings, coached by Cori Thiermann, earned a 3.27 team grade point average in 2010-11, giving it the 65th best team GPA in NCAA Division III.  There are nearly 450 colleges and universities that compete at the Division III level.

In addition, infielder Lacey Herring, catcher Hailey Oxner, outfielder Kim Treese, pitcher Caillee Shamoun and utility players Sara Vigue and Denice Aleman were all honored as All-America Scholar Athletes. 

To earn All-America Scholar Athlete designation, a student-athlete must achieve a 3.50 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale), during the previous academic year. 

Berry's 2012 season opens Feb. 18.

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