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Softball - Wed, May 31, 2017

Kansas City, MO – Seven Patriots were among the 395 softball student-athletes that were named 2017 Daktronics-NAIA Softball Scholar athletes, announced by the NAIA office on Wednesday. Siena Heights (Mich.) and Reinhardt (Ga.) led the way with nine individuals making the list.

Brianna Bell (SR/Oneida, TN), Kayla Breitenbach (SR/Danville, KY), Mariah Hall (SR/Oneida, TN), Marki Hall (SR/Oneida, TN), Kaylee James (SR/Oakley, CA), Elisa Mauldin (JR/Greenville, SC), and Kacy Russell (SR/Knoxville, TN) each earned the honor with their hard work and dedication in the classroom.

In order to be nominated by an institution's head coach or sports information director, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved a junior academic status to qualify for this honor.

The softball team finished their season an overall record of 19-34 and 5-16 in the Mid-South Conference (MSC) this season. The Patriots were crowned the MSC Tournament Champions after a 4-0 run in the tournament by defeating receiving votes Georgetown, ninth-ranked Campbellsville, and back-to-back wins over sixth-ranked Lindsey Wilson.

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