Ole Miss Softball Receives Recognition for Academic Prowess
Oct. 11, 2017

Scholar Athlete Release | Academic Team Release

OXFORD, Miss. -- Sitting smack-dab in the middle of the Fall season, Ole Miss softball recently received some good news on the academic front of things. Not only were the Rebels announced as a recipient of the Easton/NFCA Academic Team Award, but four players have also been tabbed All-America Scholar Athletes by the NFCA.

The rankings and honors recognize the academic prowess of softball teams across seven membership divisions, as student-athletes with a 3.5 GPA or better earn NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete status. Garnering the laurel are current Rebels Elisha Jahnke and Paige McKinney as well as departed seniors Dakota Matiko and Miranda Strother

In total, a record 7,351 softball players across the seven membership divisions earned NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete honors for the 2016-17 academic year. Meanwhile, 149 Division I institutions captured the academic team award.

Ole Miss 2016-17 Easton/NFCA Division I Scholar-Athletes

Elisha Jahnke
Dakota Matiko
Paige McKinney
Miranda Strother



For all Ole Miss softball news and information, go to OleMissSports.com and follow the Rebels on Twitter at @OleMissSoftball, on Facebook at Ole Miss Softball and on Instagram at Instagram.com/olemisssoftball. Fans can also follow head coach Mike Smith on Twitter at @msmithsb16. Additionally, fans can get a behind the scenes look at Ole Miss softball and all of Ole Miss athletics on Snapchat under the handle, @WeAreOleMiss.




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