The MIT softball team was recognized recently for its academic success last season by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA). The Engineers posted the third-highest cumulative grade point average among all Division III teams during the 2010-11 academic year and were fifth in the NCAA across all divisions.
The Cardinal and Gray recorded a 3.600 GPA as a team for the year. Northwestern College (Minn.) led all teams with a 3.694 mark.
The NFCA Academic Awards program honors both collegiate and high school teams for their submitted GPAs for the 2010-11 academic year. As a second component of the program, all submitted student-athletes who achieved a 3.50 GPA during last academic year are named as a NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete. The individual honorees will be announced on Wednesday, Oct. 5, on NFCA.org.