Five Big Ten Teams, 24 Student-Athletes Honored by NFCA

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Five teams and 24 Big Ten softball players were recognized by the NFCA as All-Academic teams and All-American Scholar Athletes, the Association announced on Monday. Collecting All-Academic team plaudits were Illinois, Indiana, Northwestern, Ohio State and defending Big Ten Tournament Champion Wisconsin.

The All-America Scholar Athlete award is bestowed upon any player submitted by a member coach who achieved a 3.50 grade point average or higher during the 2012-13 academic year. NFCA All-Academic teams that compiled at least a 2.9 cumulative team GPA were also recognized.

Below is a list of 2012-13 Big Ten softball players that were named All-America Scholar Athletes. Returning players for the 2014 campaign are denoted in Bold.

2012-13 BIG TEN SOFTBALL ALL-AMERICAN SCHOLAR ATHLETES

Name, School, GPA
Allison Bauch, Illinois, 3.69
Kylie Johnson, Illinois, 3.63
Jenna Mychko, Illinois, 3.64
Kaitlin Repole, Illinois, 3.77
Jami Schkade, Illinois, 3.62

Jade Smith, Illinois, 3.54  
Dana Sullivan, Illinois, 3.59
Jenna Abraham, Indiana, 3.58

Kelsey Brannon, Indiana, 4.0
Kassi Farmer, Indiana, 3.87
Amanda Mehrsheikh, Northwestern, 3.8
Emily Allard, Northwestern, 3.68
Marisa Bast, Northwestern, 3.86
Julia Kuhn, Northwestern, 3.8
Mari Majam, Northwestern, 3.59

Kristin Scharkey, Northwestern, 3.96
Paige Tonz, Northwestern, 3.59
Lauren Tyndall, Northwestern, 3.5
Brittany Mills, Ohio State, 3.92
Olivia O'Reilly, Ohio State, 3.64
Audrey Plant, Ohio State, 3.5
Melissa Rennie, Ohio State, 4.0
Taylor Stewart, Wisconsin, 3.889
Maria Van Abel, Wisconsin, 3.731



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