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    Four Wildcats Named 2011-12 NFCA All-America Scholar-Athletes

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Amanda Mehrsheikh was one of four Wildcats with a 3.50 GPA or better last year to earn NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete honors.
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    Amanda Mehrsheikh was one of four Wildcats with a 3.50 GPA or better last year to earn NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete honors.
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    Dec. 6, 2012

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Four Wildcats have been honored as 2011-12 National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-America Scholar-Athletes, the organization announced today (Dec. 6).

    Sammy Albanese (Belmont, Calif./Castilleja), Marisa Bast (Orange, Calif./Villa Park), Amanda Mehrsheikh (Chesterfield, Mo./Parkway Central) and Kristin Scharkey (Yorba Linda, Calif./Esperanza) all earned the accolade, which is bestowed upon players who achieved a 3.50 grade point average or higher during the 2011-12 academic year.

    The quartet picked up Academic All-Big Ten honors back in the spring and saw success on the field as well during Northwestern's run to the NCAA Austin Regional finals. Bast won an NFCA All-America nod in May and also picked up a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar nod over the summer.

    Northwestern begins its 2013 season February 8-10 at the Kajikawa Classic in Tempe, Ariz.

     

     

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