Softball Recognized on National Stage for Academic Success
Oct. 1, 2007
WASHINGTON, DC - In the midst of their fall season, The George Washington University softball team received even more recognition from their most successful season in program history, as it was announced that the Colonials recorded the tenth-best team grade point average in Division I with a GPA of 3.420 in 2006-07. One hundred eighteen programs received acknowledgement as National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-Academic Teams, while the top ten, including GW, are all nationally recognized.
"We are very excited and thrilled with our student-athletes performance both in the classroom as well as on the playing field," said Head Coach Kim Staehle. "Our GW student-athletes receive the best academic support services which are truly integral to our success in the classroom."
The softball program also received recognition this past spring at GW's Annual Senior Honors Luncheon for recording the highest team grade point average in the Athletic Department. Eleven of the teams nineteen players from the 2007 season recorded at least a 3.5 GPA, while sixteen recorded at least a 3.0 GPA.
For more information about the NFCA and their annual All-Academic Teams, please visit their official website at www.NFCA.org
First pitch for the 2008 edition of the George Washington Colonials will be on February 8, 2008, when they take on the Kent State Golden Flashes at 10:00 am, at the Carolina Classic in Chapel Hill, NC. GW will also take on the host Tar Heels, East Carolina Pirates, and North Carolina Central Eagles at this year's Classic. The Colonials home opener is scheduled for Wednesday, February 27, when they host the Towson Tigers in a 2:00 pm doubleheader.