Monday, November 27, 2006
According to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association, TSU softball is ranked sixty-sixth academically out of two hundred and seventy-five division I teams. This ranking is based on a team GPA of 3.123 for the 2005-2006 school year. In addition to the team ranking, TSU also has three NFCA Scholar Athletes: Jessica Sesson, Erin Finneran, and Diana Clifford. Two of the three individuals recognized are returning players for the Tiger's upcoming season. These three players were recognized for posting a GPA of 3.5 or greater for the 2005-2006 school year. "I am proud of the academic accomplishments of the softball program," said Head Coach Joyce Maudie. "The TSU softball student-athletes have done an exceptional job at staying focused on their academic mission." One of the reasons for the academic success of the TSU Softball Program is due to Dr. Johnnie Smith, TSU's Assistant Athletic Director for Academic Services. "Dr. Smith has done an outstanding job with all the student-athletes at Tennessee State University. We owe a lot to Dr. Smith," said Coach Maudie.