LEICESTER, Mass. --- Eight student-athletes from last year's Becker College softball team were named to the 2018-19 Easton/NFCA All-American Scholar-Athlete team for the NCAA Division III.
Senior pitcher Samantha Belenchia (Ansonia, Conn. / Ansonia), senior first baseman Kelsey Weston (Hampstead, N.H. / Pinkerton Academy), junior third baseman Lauren Niemann (Bay Shore, N.Y. / Bay Shore), freshman infielder Lyndsey Cobb-Wilkins (Elmira, N.Y. / Elmira), sophomore shortstop Sarah Ellis (Berkley, Mass. / Bristol County Agricultural), sophomore outfielder Mary Wagner (East Meadow, N.Y. / East Meadow), freshman outfielder Elizabeth Simonian (Auburn, Mass. / Auburn) and freshman infielder Kyra Teixeira (Old Lyme, Conn. / Lyme-Old Lyme) all qualified for the team with GPAs of 3.50 or higher during the 2018-2019 academic year.
In addition, the Hawks as a whole were ranked one of the top 100 programs in Division III in combined GPA.
The NFCA Academic Awards program honors both collegiate and high school teams and individual student-athletes for their submitted team GPA's for the 2018-19 academic year.
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