NSU lands 14 on Easton/NFCA All-American Scholar-Athlete list

Northwestern State softball placed 14 players from the 2022 season to the annual Easton/NFCA All-American Scholar-Athlete list released this week.

The Lady Demons were represented by Maggie Black, Makenzie Chaffin, Maggie Darr, Vivica Hernandez, Sage Hoover, Cayla Jones, Kat Marshall, Haley Parker, Alexis Perry, Bailie Ragsdale, Bronte Rhoden, Laney Roos, Kenzie Seely and Carson Zachry.

Five of the 14 total selections on this year’s list for the Lady Demons finished with perfect 4.0 grade point averages — Black, Chaffin, Parker, Perry and Rhoden.

Roos, Chaffin, Darr and Rhoden also earned spots on Southland All-Academic teams following the season. Black was also awarded the 2022 NSU Vic’s Choice Presidential Award given to the student-athlete graduating with the highest grade point average.

As a team, NSU was one of 150 Division I programs with a 3.0 combined grade point average or higher for the 2021-22 academic year, finishing with a 3.32 for the year. This past spring, 19 Lady Demons earned a spot on the Southland Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

Photo: Chris Reich, NSU Photographic Services