Softball accumulates 13 MIAA academic honors

By FHSU SPORTS INFORMATION

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Fort Hays State softball team placed 13 individuals on the 2021 MIAA Softball Academic Honor Roll, released Monday (May 24) by the league office. Two Tigers picked up additional honors, including Lexi Kagan winning the MIAA Academic Excellence Award and Sara Breckbill earning the Scholar-Athlete Award.

Lexi Kagan received the MIAA Academic Excellence Award for the second year in a row after continuing to maintain a perfect 4.00 GPA. She was one of 13 players from around the conference to earn the distinction.

Sara Breckbill earned her second Scholar-Athlete Award thanks to maintaining at least a 3.50 GPA and being named an All-MIAA selection. She was listed on the MIAA Academic Honor Roll for the fourth time. Breckbill was one of 24 players from across the conference to earn the Scholar-Athlete Award.

Other Tigers on the 2021 MIAA Academic Honor Roll include Katie Adler, Loren Beggs, Terran Caldwell, Hailey Chapman, Haley Fox, Hannah Gates, Megan Jamison, Michaelanne Nelson, Grace Philop, Kristen Reed and Lily Sale. Chapman and Sale were both listed for the fifth time in their career, while Caldwell, Jamison and Philop were all listed for the fourth time. It was the third such honor for Adler, while Beggs, Fox, Gates, Nelson and Reed all earned the honor for the second year in a row.

An MIAA Academic Excellence Award recipient must have a grade point average used by the institution for purposes of NCAA academic certification of 4.00 or better at the certifying member institution. The honoree also must have at least two terms of attendance at the certifying member institution, excluding summer terms.

To qualify as a Scholar-Athlete an individual must have a grade point average used by the institution for purposes of NCAA academic certification of 3.50 at the certifying member institution. They must also have at least two terms of attendance at the certifying member institution, excluding summer terms. The student-athlete must also earn All-MIAA honors during the current season, which in track and field is awarded to the top three finishers in each event at the conference championships.

To be recognized on the Academic Honor Roll, one must have a grade point average used by the institution for purposes of NCAA academic certification of 3.00 at the certifying member institution. The individual must also have at least two terms of attendance at the certifying member institution, excluding summer terms. Transfers and true freshman are recognized at the conclusion of the school year, after they meet the two terms of attendance requirement.

2021 MIAA Softball Academic Honor Roll
Name Class GPA Major Hometown
Katie Adler Sr. 3.03 Computer Science Riverton, Utah
Loren Beggs R-Fr. 3.72 Psychology Olathe, Kan.
* Sara Breckbill Jr. 3.58 Marketing (Digital Marketing) Parker, Colo.
Terran Caldwell Sr. 3.80 Nursing Aurora, Colo.
Hailey Chapman Sr. 3.06 Psychology Salina, Kan.
Haley Fox Sr. 3.57 Biology Colorado Springs, Colo.
Hannah Gates Sr. 3.33 Chemistry (Forensic Science) Fort Collins, Colo.
Megan Jamison Sr. 3.82 Elementary Education Fort Collins, Colo.
Lexi Kagan Sr. 4.00 Political Science Castle Rock, Colo.
Michaelanne Nelson Sr. 3.01 HHP (K-12 Teaching/Coaching) Perry, Okla.
Grace Philop Sr. 3.85 Nursing Fort Collins, Colo.
Kristen Reed R-Fr. 3.45 HHP (Sport & Exercise Therapy) Fort Collins, Colo.
Lily Sale Sr. 3.00 Health & Human Performance Arvada, Colo.

Bold indicates MIAA Academic Excellence Award
* indicates MIAA Scholar-Athlete Award

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