Oct. 9, 2013
NFCA Scholar-Athlete All-America | NFCA Team Academic Honors
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. — Seven student-athletes from Patriot League teams and four members of an incoming squad earned Scholar-Athlete All-America distinction from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) earlier this week.
The award goes to any student-athlete submitted by a member coach who achieved at least a 3.50 grade-point average during the 2012-13 academic year.
Lehigh led with five selections, headed up by 2013 Patriot League Softball Scholar-Athlete of the Year Rosie Roessel’s 3.83 GPA and Alexis Watanabe’s 3.81. Patriot League Player and Rookie of the Year Morgan Decker earned a 3.70 GPA, while Kelsey Lee (3.59) and Emily Bausher (3.53) were also recognized.
The NFCA recognized two players from Bucknell. Cydnee Sanders achieved a 3.68 GPA, and Amanda Fazio a 3.62.
Boston University, which joined the League on July 1, had four selections: Emily Roesch (3.85), Jayme Mask (3.55), Brittany Clendenny (3.54) and Chelsea Kehr (3.54). Mask was the 2013 America East Player of the Year.
In addition, Lehigh was the only League squad to earn a team academic honor from the NFCA with a 3.175 GPA.
Sanders and Bausher joined Roessel on the Academic All-Patriot League team in May, while all four Boston University honorees garnered places on the America East Academic Honor Roll.
2012-13 NFCA Scholar-Athlete All-America
Brittany Clendenny, 3.540
Chelsea Kehr, 3.540
Emily Roesch, 3.850
Jayme Mask, 3.550
Amanda Fazio, 3.620
Cydnee Sanders, 3.680
Alexis Watanabe, 3.810
Emily Bausher, 3.530
Kesley Lee, 3.590
Morgan Decker, 3.700
Rosie Roessel, 3.830