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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Georgia State University (NCAA DI) posted the top GPA as the NFCA revealed its Easton Top 10 GPAs for its collegiate divisions. Additionally, 8,297 collegiate student-athletes captured Easton/NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete honors for the 2022-23 academic year.

Georgia State, under the direction of Angie Nicholson, posted a 3.83 GPA in the classroom, and were among four programs with a 3.81 or better GPA. Seventeen Panthers earned scholar-athlete recognition.

Julia Meyer’s Post University (3.82) squad earned top honors in NCAA Division II. Middlebury College (Kelly Bevere) bested NCAA Division III with a 3.8767 GPA, the second overall GPA. Spring Arbor University (Deb Thompson) posted a 3.7641 GPA topping the NAIA, while Trinity Valley Community College (NJCAA DI), under the direction of Maria Winn-Ratliff, led all two-year institutions with a 3.794 GPA.  

The rankings and honors recognize the academic prowess of softball teams across the Association’s membership categories. NCAA Division I led the way with 2,515 student-athletes earning a 3.5 grade-point average or higher for 2022-23. NCAA Division III followed with 2,369 and NCAA Division II with 1,790. Junior Colleges and NAIA came in with 944 and 666 student-athletes respectively. Penn State Brandywine and the United States Naval Academy earned seven and six scholar-athlete nods in the Other Four-Year category.

Team GPAs and scholar-athletes are submitted by member head coaches. High School weighted and High School unweighted team GPA winners and scholar-athletes will be announced on Sept. 1.

Individual Scholar-Athletes

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Top-10 Teams

NCAA Division I (Complete ListComplete List)
1. Georgia State University - 3.83; 2. Illinois State University – 3.766; 3. Southern Illinois University – 3.763; 4. Northern Illinois University – 3.753; 5. Harvard University – 3.74; 6. University of Toledo – 3.732; 7. Florida Gulf Coast University – 3.73; 8. Eastern Illinois University – 3.725; 9. Bucknell University – 3.71; 10. University of Nebraska Omaha – 3.699.


NCAA Division II (Complete ListComplete List)
1. Post University – 3.82; 2. University of Central Missouri – 3.81; 3. Regis University – 3.778; t4. Tiffin University – 3.77; t4 – University of Indianapolis – 3.77; 6. Shorter University – 3.74; 7. Washburn University – 3.73; 8. Auburn University at Montgomery – 3.723; 9. University of Arkansas, Monticello – 3.72; 10. Mercyhurst University – 3.713.

NCAA Division III (Complete ListComplete List)
1. Middlebury College – 3.767; 2. York College of Pennsylvania – 3.761; 3. Pomona-Pitzer Colleges – 3.755; 4. Johnson & Wales University – 3.75; 5. Stevens Institute of Technology – 3.749; 6. Macalester College – 3.732; 7. Haverford College – 3.731; 8. Washington University (Mo.) – 3.73; 9. Smith College – 3.695; 10. University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point – 3.69.

NAIA (Complete ListComplete List)
1. Spring Arbor University – 3.7641; 2. Cornerstone University – 3.702; 3. Siena Heights University – 3.695; 4. University of Saint Mary – 3.68; 5. Briar Cliff University – 3.672; 6. Oregon Institute of Technology – 3.63; 7. Avila University – 3.627; 8. Evangel University – 3.617; 9. Bellevue University – 3.61; 10. Central Methodist University – 3.608.

Junior Colleges (Complete ListComplete List)
1. Trinity Valley Community College – 3.81; 2. University of South Carolina Union – 3.799; 3. Paris Junior College – 3.784; 4. Snow College – 3.776; 5. Kansas City Kansas Community College – 3.72; 6. McLennan Community College – 3.712; 7. Iowa Lakes Community College – 3.676; 8. Coastal Alabama Community College – South – 3.673; 9. Eastern Oklahoma State College – 3.669; 10. Northeast Mississippi Community College – 3.642.

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