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Alexander Central Recognized With National Scholastic Award

ALEXANDER CENTRAL RECOGNIZED IN NATIONAL FASTPITCH COACHES ASSOCIATION SCHOLASTIC AWARDS
 LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Alexander Central High School’s softball team has been recognized for its performance in the 2011-12 academic year in the 2012 National Fastpitch Coaches Association Top 10 All-Academic Team Rankings.
In the high school categories, Alexander Central nabbed top honors among programs with weighted GPAs via a 4.300 GPA, while Olathe North High School HS (Kan.) proved the tops among non-weighted schools with a 3.890 GPA.
The NFCA Academic Awards program honors both collegiate and high school teams for their submitted GPAs from the 2011-2012 academic year.
The top NCAA Division I team was Robert Morris University, which registered a 3.609 team grade point average (GPA) during the 2011-2012 academic year.
Leading the way in NCAA Division II was Grand Canyon University, which turned in a 3.600 squad GPA, while Fontbonne University paced NCAA Division III at 3.595.  Spring Arbor University (NAIA) and Illinois Central College (Junior College) rounded out the collegiate divisional winners at 3.586 and 3.531, respectively.
Listed below are the top 10 teams in each of the seven categories (NCAA Division I, II and III; NAIA; all junior college divisions; weighted high schools and non-weighted high schools).
For a complete listing of all team GPAs, please go to the 2011-12 NFCA Scholar Athlete Home Page at: https://www.nfca.org/index.php/news/135/4970-12-scholar-athlete-homepage
High School (Weighted)
1. Alexander Central High School (N.C.) – 4.300, 2. Cambridge Christian School (Fla.) – 4.296, 3. West Chester East High School (Pa.) – 4.231, 4. Washburn Rural High School (Kan.) – 4.180, 5. Shawnee Mission East High School (Kan.) – 4.166, 6. Lincoln Southwest High School (Neb.) – 4.093, 7. Papillion-LaVista High School (Neb.) – 4.080, 8. Blythewood High School (S.C.) – 3.935, 9. Elysian Fields High School (Texas) – 3.920, 10. Holly Hill Academy (S.C.) – 3.914
High School (Non-Weighted)
1. Olathe North High School (Kan.) – 3.890, 2. Milwaukee Lutheran High School (Wis.) – 3.832, 3. West Delaware County Community School (Iowa) – 3.810, 4. Deerfield High School (Ill.) – 3.800, 5. Herkimer Senior High School (N.Y.) – 3.730, 6. Milford High School (Neb.) – 3.713, 7. William Penn Charter School (Pa.) – 3.710, 8. Wayland-Cohocton Central School (N.Y.) – 3.700, 9. Heritage High School – Catoosa (Ga.) – 3.688, 10. St. Pius X High School (Mo.) – 3.683
NCAA Division I
1. Robert Morris University – 3.609, 2. University of Northern Colorado – 3.603, 3. Kent State University – 3.596, 4. Southern Illinois University – 3.582, 5 (tie). Central Michigan University – 3.572, 5 (tie). Tennessee Technological University – 3.572, 7. University of Alabama – 3.560, 8. Drake University – 3.553, 9. Eastern Michigan University – 3.552, 10. Bowling Green State University – 3.533 
NCAA Division II
1. Grand Canyon University – 3.600, 2. Wilmington University – 3.546, 3. Pace University – 3.527, 4 (tie). Texas Woman’s University – 3.510, 4 (tie). University of Southern Indiana – 3.510, 6. University of Findlay – 3.503, 7. University of Arkansas at Monticello, 3.488, 8. Lewis University – 3.481, 9. Chowan University – 3.480, 10. Southeastern Oklahoma State University – 3.460 
NCAA Division III
1. Fontbonne University – 3.595, 2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology – 3.589, 3 (tie). Springfield College – 3.570, 3 (tie). – Washington University St. Louis – 3.570, 5. St. Catherine University – 3.548, 6. Case Western University – 3.510, 7. Heidelberg University – 3.504, 8. Neumann University – 3.500, 9. Bowdoin College – 3.480, 10 (tie). University of Wisconsin Eau Claire – 3.470, 10. (tie) Otterbein University – 3.470
NAIA
1. Spring Arbor University – 3.586, 2. University of Saint Mary – 3.549, 3. Bethel College – 3.534, 4. Mount Marty College – 3.489, 5. Central Methodist University – 3.480, 6. Davenport University – 3.455, 7. William Carey University – 3.443, 8. Bethel University – 3.430, 9. Olivet Nazarene University – 3.424, 10. Madonna University – 3.420
Junior College
1. Illinois Central College – 3.531, 2. Wallace State Community College – 3.480, 3. Indian Hills Community College – 3.440, 4. Shelton State Community College – 3.390, 5. Northeast Mississippi Community College – 3.370, 6. San Jose City College – 3.357, 7. South Mountain Community College – 3.337, 8. Hill College – 3.330, 9. Seminole State College of Florida – 3.317, 10. College of Southern Idaho – 3.264