(Editor's note: Carroll College athletics release)
HELENA -- Seven Carroll College softball players were honored as Easton/NFCA all-America scholar athletes.
Carroll’s Katie Huisman, Brittany Smith, Kendall Mooney, Natalie Gaber, Tianna Sell, Tess Eaton and Anna ApRoberts were all honored.
As a team, the Saints held a 3.30 GPA, which was the 25th-best in the NAIA.
To be included on the prestigious list, a student must carry a 3.5 or higher GPA for the academic year.
The list pulls GPAs from the 2018-19 school year. The rankings and honors recognize the academic prowess of softball teams across the association’s membership categories. NCAA Division III led the way with 1,928 student-athletes earning a 3.5 grade-point average or higher for 2018-19. NCAA Division I and Division II followed with 1,769 and 1,306 honorees, respectively. High school weighted and high school unweighted earned 1,225 and 793 distinctions. NAIA and two-year programs each amassed 570 recipients.
The Carroll College athletes honored are listed below.
Athlete, year, GPA
Anna ApRoberts, Junior, 4.00
Kendall Mooney, Junior, 3.91
Katie Huisman, Soph., 3.81
Tess Eaton, Senior, 3.72
Brittany Smith, Senior, 3.68
Natalie Gaber, Soph., 3.56
Tianna Sell, Senior, 3.59