Thursday, May 25, 2017

Four FAMU softball players make MEAC All-Academic Team

The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) recently the 2017 MEAC Softball All-Academic team, which recognized 90 student-athletes with a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average.

Four players on the Florida A&M University softball team, which won its fourth consecutive MEAC title this year, made the team.  They were Alexis Day, Whitney Farris, Kenya Pereira, and Tahlia Snider.

FAMU Director of Athletics Milton Overton Jr. said he was pleased with the players who garnered the conference honor.

“We are extremely proud of our young ladies who have excelled both in the classroom and on the field,” Overton said. “The young ladies fought on the field to win another conference title, while maintaining focus in the classroom, and excelling in the classroom as well.  That is symbolic of a great recruiting effort and nurturing toward graduation by Coach Veronica Wiggins and the FAMU Athletics Academic Staff.”

MEAC sophomore, junior and senior student-athletes as well as transfer student-athletes who have been in residence at the institution for at least one year, are eligible for All-Academic accolades.

“On behalf of the conference, I commend our softball student-athletes who have maintained a 3.0 or better grade point average during this academic school year,” said MEAC Commissioner Dennis E. Thomas. “I would also like to acknowledge the efforts of the institutional and athletic academic support staff, coaches and parents who all played a vital role in the success of student-athletes both on the field and in the classroom.”

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