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SEVEN SOFTBALL PLAYERS NAMED NFCA ALL-AMERICA SCHOLAR-ATHLETES

SEVEN SOFTBALL PLAYERS NAMED NFCA ALL-AMERICA SCHOLAR-ATHLETES

Easton/NFCA All-America Scholar-Athletes

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Sacramento State softball program had seven players from the 2019 roster receive the All-America Scholar-Athlete Award from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) after recording a 3.5 gpa or better during the 2018-19 academic year.

The seven players to receive the honor were Nene Alas, Savanna Corr, Kailie Hargis, Alyssa Nunez, Rylee Sager, Katelyn Snow and Katie Vretzos. Both Alas (health science major) and Corr (criminal justice) were seniors and graduated in the spring. Five of the players - Hargis (business administration), Nunez (undeclared), Sager (kinesiology), Snow (undeclared) and Vretzos (kinesiology) - each return for the 2020 season.

Corr and Alas were both named first team all-Big Sky Conference, and Corr was named the league's pitcher of the year. Vretzos was an honorable mention all-league choice.

Each of the seven players contributed to a 2019 season that saw the Hornets post a 31-25 overall record and a 9-8 mark in conference play. Sacramento State eliminated a pair of teams from the Big Sky Tournament before eventually falling.

The Hornets' steady prep for the 2020 season continued today with the first of eight fall ball games. Today, Sacramento State played Sierra College at home, and will play eight times over a three-week span during the month of October.

NOTE: The softball program entered the 2019-20 academic year with a 3.120 grade point average.