Six Bulldogs Pegged NFCA Scholar-Athletes
    Diane Runge became the second Bulldog to claim three NFCA Scholar-Athlete honors with Jamie Southern.
    Diane Runge became the second Bulldog to claim three NFCA Scholar-Athlete honors with Jamie Southern.

    Oct. 14, 2013

    STARKVILLE, Miss. - After a successful season on the field and in the classroom, six Fresno State softball players were named to the 2013 National Fastpitch Coaches Association Scholar-Athlete team that was released earlier this fall.

    The group of senior infielder Brooke Ortiz, junior infielder Kelly Megee and catcher/infielder Taylor Green, sophomore pitcher/utility player Hannah Harris and Taylor Langdon and former senior outfielder Diane Runge were selected based on their +3.50 grade point averages for the 2012-13 academic year.

    The six-member class tied the largest in Bulldog softball history, and are among 39 Fresno State players that have received similar honors since the 1997-98 school year. Runge and Ortiz are three- and two-time honorees and the 10th and 11th Bulldogs to claim multiple honors.

    In addition, Runge and Ortiz were CoSIDA Academic All-District First-Team choices in 2013 and '12, respectively.

    Last spring, nine Bulldogs picked up Academic All-Mountain West honors - Harris, Langdon, Megee, Ortiz, Runge, senior catcher/infielder Stesha Brazil and infielder/outfielder Vonnie Martin, junior center fielder Brenna Moss and sophomore infielder Whitney Smith.

     

     

    Overall in school history, the softball team has racked up 108 academic all-conference honors since it began WAC play in 1993 and MW action in 2013.

    Catch the Wave: Looking ahead this fall to on-field action, Fresno State softball fans can catch the team in five fall home exhibition games the next month.

    The home slate includes single games at Bulldog Diamond vs. Reedley College (Fri., Oct. 25, 6 p.m.), Fresno City College (Fri., Nov. 1, 6 p.m.) and the College of the Sequoias (Fri., Nov. 8, 6 p.m.), and a doubleheader against San Francisco State and West Valley College (Sat., Nov. 9, 2 / 4 p.m.).

    Fresno State NFCA Scholar-Athletes (+3.50 GPA for school year)

    1997-98
    Alicia Dowland
    Amanda Scott
    Jennifer Slaney
    Becky Witt

    2000-01
    Vanessa Czarnecki
    Lindsay Fossatti
    Mitzi Ing
    Jamie Southern
    Tiffany Whipple
    Becky Witt

    2001-02
    Vanessa Czarnecki
    Lindsay Fossatti
    Mitzi Ing
    Jamie Southern
    Pam West
    Tiffany Whipple

    2004-05
    Jamie Southern

    2006-07
    Samantha Legorreta
    Robin Mackin
    Lindsay Milchovich
    Aja Scheuber

    2007-08
    Haley Perkins
    Samantha Legorreta
    Ashley White

    2008-09
    Lindsay Milchovich
    Haley Perkins
    Mallory Perkins
    Kaylan Pollard

    2009-10
    Diane Runge

    2010-11
    Nicole Angene
    Vonnie Martin
    Brooke Ortiz
    Diane Runge

    2012-13
    Taylor Green
    Hannah Harris
    Taylor Langdon
    Kelly Megee
    Brooke Ortiz
    Diane Runge

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