LOUISVILLE, Ky. - LSU softball's Ashley Applegate, Jacee Blades, Alex Boulet, Allison Falcon, Simone Heyward, Heidi Pizer and Dylan Supak took home NFCA All-American Scholar-Athlete accolades Thursday as announced by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.
The award is bestowed upon any player submitted by a member coach who achieved a 3.50 grade point average or higher during the 2011-12 academic year. The honor marks the second component of the Association's academic award program. Back in late October the squads with the highest GPAs in each membership category were recognized as 2012 NFCA Top Ten All-Academic Teams.
LSU is currently taking season ticket renewals and $25 deposits towards the purchase of new season tickets at www.LSUtix.net now through Friday, December 21.
LSU brings back 12 letterwinners highlighted by NFCA All-America First-Team hurler Rachele Fico and All-SEC Freshman pick A.J. Andrews. The Tigers also will welcome six newcomers into the fold sparked by Bianka Bell and Ashley Czechner. Bell is the reigning Florida Gatorade Player of the Year, while Czechner pitched Chattanooga State to the 2012 NJCAA National Championship.
LSU opens the 2013 season and plays host to the Tiger Classic from February 8-10. The Tigers will welcome Hampton, North Carolina, Purdue and Tulsa as part of the three-day tournament at Tiger Park.
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