Softball Earns Three NFCA All-America Scholar-Athletes
Asst. Communications Director
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) announced the 2016-17 All-America Scholar-Athlete honors Tuesday afternoon and three LSU softball players made the list.
Layna Savoie, Amber Serrett and Elyse Thornhill all garnered the honor with outstanding work in the classroom. These three Tigers are among 1,843 NCAA Division I student-athletes honored. Each student-athlete finished the 2016-17 academic year with at least a 3.5 grade point average or higher.
"We are extremely proud of Layna, Elyse and Amber,” said head coach Beth Torina. “We are thankful that the NFCA has recognized their dedication to their studies. Layna, Elyse and Amber are very diligent students, and they are each truly deserving of this recognition.”
All three are working towards their bachelor’s degree. Savoie is a psychology major while Serrett and Thornhill are working towards kinesiology and animal science degrees, respectively.
The NFCA announced a record of 7,351 softball players across seven membership divisions who earned NFCA All-American Scholar-Athlete honors for the 2016-17 academic year. For all of the latest news and information on Tiger softball, visit www.lsusports.net/softball. Fans can also follow the program on its social media outlets at www.Facebook.com/lsusoftball along with @lsusoftball and @BethTorina on Twitter and @lsusoftball on Instagram.