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Softball Earns Academic Recognition

Devon Casazza one of five players named NFCA Scholar-Athletes (PC: Steve Slade).
Oct. 10, 2017

NFCA Scholar-Athletes Release | All-Academic Teams

STORRS, Conn. – The UConn softball team, as well as five select players, received academic recognition when the 2016-17 Easton/National Fastpitch Coaches Association Division I All-Academic Teams and All-America Scholar-Athlete honors were announced on Tuesday.

The Huskies earned a cumulative team GPA of 3.295 last season, achieving one of the top-100 spots for all Division I programs.

Meanwhile, graduated players Kayla Doty and Valerie Sadowl, as well as senior Chelsea Eckert, junior Jill Stockley and sophomore Devon Casazza, were named All-America Scholar-Athletes for their efforts in the classroom.

A record-breaking 7,351 softball players across seven membership divisions earned Scholar-Athlete honors, with Division I producing 1,843 student-athletes who earned a 3.5 GPA or higher.

Doty graduated with a degree in allied health sciences this past May, while Sadowl earned hers in biological sciences. Eckert studies allied health sciences, Stockley’s major is speech, language and hearing sciences, and Casazza is in applied mathematics.

Back in July, the softball team produced 13 players on the 2016-17 American Athletic Conference All-Academic Team, as the list of academic awards continues to grow for head coach Jen McIntyre’s squad.

UConn wrapped-up its fall season on Sunday against Central Connecticut, sweeping a doubleheader against the Blue Devils. The Huskies, who have 14 freshmen and sophomores, enter the offseason with a lot of youth and confidence for 2018.