Ten University of Southern Indiana Softball players were recognized by the National Fastpitch Coaches’ Association (NFCA) for their academic success in 2019-20.
The Screaming Eagles recognized with NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete honors for the 2019-20 academic year included pitcher Katie Back (Indianapolis, Indiana) catcher/infielder Lindsey Barr (Whitesville, Kentucky) pitcher Caitlyn Bradley (Forest, Indiana) utility player Mikaela Domico (Naperville, Illinois) infielder Claire Johnson (Pittsboro, Tennessee) pitcher Jennifer Leonhardt (Louisville, Kentucky) infielder Katherine Mueller (Evansville, Indiana) infielder Taylor Ricketts (Georgetown, Kentucky) outfielder Allison Schubert (Nicholasville, Kentucky) infielder Haley Shouse (Borden, Indiana).
A total of over 8,000 softball players across seven membership divisions earned NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete honors for the 2019-20 academic year with 8,161, a first in NFCA’s history. There were 1,769 NCAA Division II student athletes to earn the award, which goes to those earning at least a 3.5 grade point average.
USI was 35-21 overall and 19-7 in the GLVC a year ago as it captured at least a Division II Midwest Regional berth for the fifth straight season.