Lousville, Ky. -- Nearly half of the members of the 2017 Penn State Brandywine softball team were honored by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association on Wednesday as seven student-athletes claimed All-American Scholar-Athlete awards.
Earning awards for the second time during their careers were Julie Foeldes, Maddie Malfara and Stephanie Harvey, while Alexa Anderson, Grace DeRosa, Ashlee Stritzinger and Maura Moser all earned their first honors.
To land the award, student-athletes must amass a cumulative grade-point average of 3.50 or higher during the entire academic year. A total of 5,494 softball players from four-year college were honored with Brandywine's being the lone representatives from the United States Collegiate Athletic Association and Penn State University Athletic Conference. Brandywine was also the only one of the 17 campuses in the Penn State University system that sponsors varsity softball to be presented with All-American Scholar-Athlete laurels.
Last week, the Brandywine claimed the Easton/NFCA All-Academic Team Award after compiling a team GPA of 3.46, the highest of any USCAA school, during the 2016-17 academic year.
Of the seven honorees, Anderson, Malfara and Foeldes will be returning to the team in 2018. Brandywine has won three-straight PSUAC championships and placed fourth at the USCAA World Series in back-to-back 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