Seven Sea Gulls named NFCA Scholar Athletes

Seven Sea Gulls named NFCA Scholar Athletes

SALISBURY, Md. – The Salisbury University softball team picked up seven honors as the National Fastpitch Coaches Association announced its Scholar Athletes for the 2015-16 year.

Seniors Annah Brittingham, Paige Knussman, and Molly Simpson, junior Caitlin Lake, sophomores Annie Pietanza and Kristen Yanarella, and freshman Julie Saathoff each earned the award.

To claim the accolade, student-athletes must post a 3.5 grade-point average or higher for the 2015-16 academic year.

In the 2016 season, the Sea Gulls went 37-6 and claimed the Capital Athletic Conference championship for the 19th time. Salisbury qualified for the NCAA tournament for the 21st time, advancing to the regional final.

Four of Salisbury's NFCA Scholar Athletes were also named to the All-Capital Athletic Conference first team this past season for their performance on the field.

To see the list of NFCA Scholar Athletes in its entirety, click here.

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