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12-12-12 NFCA announces scholar-athletes; Tigers have 5 recognized
2012-10-24 NFCA Announces 2012 Top 10 All-Academic Team Rankings

NFCA announces scholar-athletes; Tigers have five recognized

Author: Wendy Reid
Posted: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 11:36 AM
 LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Thousands of student-athletes representing almost 600 different academic institutions have been tabbed as 2012 NFCA All-America Scholar Athletes, the Association announced on Thursday, Dec. 6.

The 2012 Olivet Nazarene University softball team was represented by five student-athletes. Kelly Blucker (’12) and Jordan Reynolds (’12) graduated in May and have both started their graduate degrees. Blucker is at Governors State University studying physical therapy, while Reynolds has joined head coach Ritchie Richardson on the Tiger coaching staff as the new graduate assistant. She is getting her MBA at Olivet.

Returners Bethany Holaway (Wheaton, Ill.), Cheryl Sendzik (Mokena, Ill.) and Jordan Truelock (Princeton, Ind.) round out the five honorees. Holaway, the lone senior on the 2013 Tiger team is majoring in psychology. Sendzik, a junior, is getting her degree in mass communications, while Truelock, a sophomore, is studying elementary education.

The award is bestowed upon any player submitted by a member coach who achieved a 3.50 grade point average or higher during the 2011-12 academic year. The honor marks the second component of the Association’s academic award program. Back in late October the squads with the highest GPAs in each membership category were recognized as 2012 NFCA Top Ten All-Academic Teams, where the Tigers ranked ninth.