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Eight Grizzlies Earn NFCA Scholar Athlete Honors, Team Collects Academic Award

Photo: Angie Palmer
Photo: Angie Palmer

AUSTIN, Texas – A total of eight Franklin softball players were named Scholar Athletes by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) on Wednesday afternoon with the team gathering the NFCA's Team Academic Award as well.

The Grizzlies ended last spring with a 3.35 GPA, easily surpassing the 3.00-mark teams needed to earn the Team Academic Award. Individually, Franklin's Taylor Bounin, Alisha Burch, Kyra Frye, Sydney Logsdon, Shelby Mager, Makayla Plymale, Kayla Selzer and Emily Thompson earned the prestigious individual honor, finishing the year with a cumulative GPA over 3.50.