Six NMSU Softball Players Named NFCA Scholar-Athletes

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LOUISVILLE, KY - Six NM State softball players have earned NFCA Easton Scholar-Athlete honors on Thursday.

Karysta Donisthorpe, Makayla McAdams, Brennalyn Nakamura, Haley Nakamura, Tatum Reedy and Brandi Wilke all received the award after posting a 3.5-or-better grade point average for the 2015-16 academic year.

Donisthorpe, McAdams, B. Nakamura, H. Nakamura and Reedy all earned Academic All-WAC honors as well this past season. On top of their academic success, Donisthorpe and Reedy tallied WAC All-Tournament and First-Team honors while McAdams picked up first-team honors.

The National Fastpitch Coaches Association Easton Scholar-Athlete honors go to all Division I softball players who post a 3.5 GPA or better for the previous academic year. This season a total of 1,240 players across the country reached that mark.

The Aggies open their fall contests this weekend at the NM State Softball Complex, beginning on Saturday, Oct. 8, at 1 p.m. with Sunday’s first pitch set for the same time. Up first for NM State will be Western New Mexico while UTEP waits on deck on Sunday. Doubleheaders will be played on both days.