Mountain Lions Named an All-Academic Team

By Doug Fitzgerald published October 6, 2008

The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs softball team was named an all-academic team by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.

The Mountain Lions' 3.2 grade point average for the 2007-08 academic year ranked them 37th nationally among NCAA Division II institutions.

Grand Canyon led Division II with a 3.68 GPA, followed by Grand Valley State (3.575) and Southeastern Oklahoma State (3.482).

Four Rocky Mountain Athletic Schools ranked among the top 50, led by Regis, which was 12th overall at 3.372. The others were Chadron State (3.35), Colorado School of Mines (3.223) and UCCS.

Rank, School, Head Coach, GPA
1, Grand Canyon University, Ann Pedersen, 3.68
2, Grand Valley State University, Doug Woods, 3.575
3, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Ron Faubion, 3.482
4, Lewis University, George DiMatteo, 3.428
5, Emporia State University, Kristi Bredbenner, 3.416
6, Tiffin University, Brian Campbell, 3.412
7, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Ali Ferrari, 3.409
8, Rockhurst University, Galen Struve, 3.406
9, Quincy University, Charlene Obert, 3.388
10, Chowan University, Mandi Balduf, 3.38
11, Barry University, Danielle Penner, 3.38
12, Regis University, Dana Lillard, 3.372
13, Adelphi University, Paige Smith, 3.368
14, Francis Marion University, Stacey Vallee, 3.36
15, The University of Findlay, Ron Ammons, 3.353
16, Chadron State College, Robert Stack, 3.35
17, Florida Southern College, Chris Bellotto, 3.343
18, Wayne State University, Gary Bryce, 3.308
19, C.W. Post - Long Island University, Jamie Apicella, 3.303
20, Limestone College, Jimmy Martin, 3.297
21, Seattle University, Dan Powers, 3.294
22, Millersville University, Kathy Cummings, 3.287
23, University of Southern Indiana, Sue Kunkle, 3.281
24, Missouri Southern State University, Bill Gray, 3.279
25, Pace University, Claudia Stabile, 3.279
26, Rollins College, Michelle Frew, 3.26
27, Mansfield University, Edith Gallagher, 3.26
28, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Don Kennedy, 3.259
29, University of Central Missouri, Susan Anderson, 3.258
30, Minnesota State University, Mankato, Lori Meyer, 3.25
31, West Texas A&M University, Kevin Blaskowski, 3.245
32, West Chester University, Diane Lokey, 3.236
33, Brevard College, Britney Stubbs, 3.233
34, Wimington University, Erin Harvey, 3.223
35, Colorado School of Mines, Annie VanWetzinga, 3.223
36, Felician College, Kathy Hill, 3.22
37, Goldey-Beacom College, Jerry Grasso, 3.209
38, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Scott Peterson, 3.2
39, St. Mary's University, Donna Fields, 3.2
40, Valdosta State University, Thomas Macera, 3.2
41, Wheeling Jesuit University, Bill Vasko, 3.194
42, Bloomsburg University, Jan Hutchinson, 3.187
43, Caldwell College, Dean Johnson, 3.174
44, Wingate University, Michelle Caddigan, 3.174
45, Ferris State University, Keri Becker, 3.171
46, Georgia Court University, Jeff Franquet, 3.14
47, Saint Leo University, Christi Wade, 3.136
48, Southwest Missouri State University, Shawn Semler, 3.13
49, West Liberty State College, Herb Minch, 3.111
50, Molloy College, Susan Cassidy-Lyke, 3.108

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