FLORENCE, Ky. – Seven Point Park University softball players earned 2017 River States Conference Softball Scholar-Athlete Team accolades, which saw 53 student-athletes receive the academic honor this year.

This is the second year of the RSC Scholar-Athlete Team program, which recognizes excellence in the classroom while competing as an RSC student-athlete. To earn a spot on the team, student-athletes must have a grade-point average of 3.25 or higher, compete in an RSC championship sport and be nominated by their athletic department.

In addition to RSC academic honors, junior Kim Corcoran (JR/Cheswick, Pa) earned the NAIA Scholar-Athlete award with her 3.88 GPA in biological sciences. The national award is for a junior or senior with a 3.5 GPA or above.

Sophomores Ashley Iagnemma (SO/Bridgeville, Pa) (3.48 in elementary/special education), Delaney Baumis (SO/New Castle, Pa) (3.56 in broadcast reporting), Shannon Davis (SO/West Mifflin, Pa) (3.63 in sports, arts and entertainment management), Chelsea Rogel (SO/New Wilmington, Pa) (3.42 in sports, arts and entertainment management), Tiffany Edwards (SO/Deer Lakes, Pa.) (3.6 in criminal justice) and freshman Courtney Blocher (FR/McDonald, Pa.) (4.0 in elementary/special education) also earned RSC Scholar-Athlete honors.

Each athlete played a pivotal role in the success of the Pioneers this season, who ended the year at the RSC Tournament with a 21-21 overall and 11-7 conference record.

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