Lousville, Ky. -- The Penn State Brandywine softball team was honored by Easton and the National Fastpitch Coaches Association on Tuesday with the All-Academic Team Award for its work in the classroom during the 2016-17 academic year.
To receive consideration for the award, teams must compile a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher throughout the entire academic year.
The Lions' GPA of 3.462 ranked them No. 1 in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association and 117th overall among all four-year colleges in the nation. Of the 27 schools honored in the state of Pennsylvania, Brandywine posted the ninth-highest team GPA and was the only Penn State campus to receive recognition.
During the season, 14 of the 15 members of the team were named to the Penn State University Athletic Conference All-Academic Team and four claimed USCAA National Academic Team Awards: Grace DeRosa, Julie Foeldes, Stephanie Harvey and Maddie Malfara. Foeldes also received academic recognition on the Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Team, while Harvey was named USCAA Student-Athlete of the Year.
On the field, Brandywine captured its third consecutive PSUAC championship and finished fourth at the USCAA World Series for the second-straight season under the direction of Head Coach Mark Caserta. The Lions have also won at least 23 games in three consecutive seasons.
June 11, 2018 Brandywine Places Fourth In USCAA Director’s Cup
May 17, 2018 Brandywine Lands Four USCAA Softball All-Americans
May 16, 2018 Brandywine Falls Short In USCAA World Series Finale
May 14, 2018 NHTI Rallies To Knock Off Brandywine 4-3
May 11, 2018 Softball Makes Return To USCAA World Series
May 10, 2018 Malfara Named To Academic All-District First Team
April 26, 2018 Softball Hosts Hazleton In PSUAC First Round Friday
April 24, 2018 Alexa Anderson Claims Hitter Of The Week Honor
April 23, 2018 Brandywine Rolls To Sweep In Regular Season Finale
April 20, 2018 Brandywine Sends Seniors Out With Sweep
April 17, 2018 Foeldes And Steffen Record 100th Hits In Win Over Stratford
April 10, 2018 Haley Grossi Named PSUAC Hitter Of The Week
April 10, 2018 Brandywine Bats Too Much For Eastern
April 8, 2018 DeStefano, Steffen Reach Milestones; Lions Split
April 6, 2018 Brandywine Opens Weekend Series With Pair Of Wins
March 27, 2018 Brandywine Rallies From Seven Down To Top Wesley
March 26, 2018 Brandywine, Schuylkill Split PSUAC-Opening Doubleheader
March 22, 2018 Weekend Schedule Changes For Brandywine Athletics
March 21, 2018 PSUAC Names DeStefano Pitcher Of The Week
March 16, 2018 Steffen Homers Twice In Lions’ Sweep Of St. Joseph
March 12, 2018 Brandywine Splits Home-Opening Doubleheader
March 7, 2018 Lions Drop Final Games In Clermont To Bates, Alvernia
March 6, 2018 Brandywine Rolls In Opener; Splits First Day In Clermont
December 14, 2017 Brandywine Softball Releases 2018 Schedule
August 28, 2017 How Maddie Malfara Spent Her Summer: Internships At Brandywine