Three gain NFCA honor

Manchester University's softball program put three student-athletes on the National Fastpitch Coaches Association/Easton Division III All-America Scholar-Athlete list, released Wednesday, Oct. 3.

The rankings and honors recognize the academic prowess of softball teams across the Association's membership categories. NCAA Division III led the way with 1,600 student-athletes earning a 3.5 grade-point average or higher for 2017-18. NCAA Division I and Division II followed with 1,311 and 1,026 honorees.

The honorees from head coach Josh Dzurick's program were graduated seniors Mallorie Jennings (Bourbon, Ind.), her second such recognition, and Laurren Ladwig (Crown Point, Ind.) along with senior Kate Skeens (Gas City, Ind.). It's the third time in the past four seasons the Black and Gold have had an awardee.