Softball players recognized for academic success

Five NKU softball players have been honored academically and were named All-American Scholar Athletes by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association. It is awarded to student athletes who earned a 3.5 or higher GPA for the 2011-2012 school year.

Dana Jarboe #17

Major: Social Work

Position: Outfield

Year: Junior

Fun Fact: “I sing the national anthem at some NKU sporting events.”

“It’s pretty cool because I wasn’t the best student in high school and to have recognition for this now is great.”

DeeDee Davis #11

Major: Math Education

Position: Second base

Year: Junior

Fun Fact: “My favorite movie is ‘The Lion King.’”

“It feels really good. A lot of times we don’t get recognized for our hard work in the classroom and it shows that working hard really does pay off.”

Emily Schwaeble #21

Major: Math Education

Position:  Pitcher and outfielder

Year: Senior

Fun Fact: “I can make all kinds of animal noises.”

“I mean it’s kind of cool, because it’s hard to be an athlete and a student, you have to work hard on and off the field with sports and academics.”

Allie Conner #12

Major: Athletic Training

Position: Catcher

Year: Sophomore

Fun Fact: “I have four kidneys.”

“It’s pretty cool because it’s hard to balance softball and school and to have a 4.0 is pretty awesome.”

Alex Caudill #13

Major: Nursing

Position: Pitcher

Year: Sophomore

Fun Fact: “I talk in a lisp and a Borat accent sometimes.”

“I’m really excited. I worked really hard and it was hard to balance school and softball.”