East Central College’s 2018 softball squad has been honored by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.

The Falcons recorded a 3.57 GPA to rank sixth among junior colleges for the 2018 Easton/NFCA Academic Teams awards.

Iowa Western posted the top GPA at 3.70 and was followed by Southern Union State at 3.65, Butler and College of Southern Idaho at 3.61, Allen at 3.59 and then East Central in the top 10.

Additionally, the Falcons had nine players named to the Easton/NFCA All-American Scholar-Athletes list for two-year colleges.

Honored were Alayna Abney (Owensville), Marissa Boyd (Union), Jensen Crenshaw (Canton), Kori Fiedler (Union), Ashley Miller (South Callaway), Taylor Ruth (Owensville), Jordyn Vrba (Dixon) and Samantha White (Jefferson, Festus).