The National Fastpitch Coaches Association announced on Friday (Sept. 20) that the Lewis University softball team has cracked the top five in the country in grade point average, as George DiMatteo's Flyers have the fourth-highest cumulative GPA in Division II according to the 2013 NFCA Top 10 All-Academic Team rankings.
The Flyers are checking in with a 3.59 cumulative GPA for the 2012-13 school year.
"This is a tremendous academic achievement for the softball program," DiMatteo said. "I am extremely proud of my team and the players who made this happen."
In all, Lewis had 16 out of 25 players on their 2013 roster qualify as NFCA Scholar-Athletes with a 3.5 GPA, including:
Lewis hosts its annual Alumni Game on Saturday (Sept. 28) at the Lewis Softball Field. First pitch is slated for 4 PM.
Lewis University is a Catholic University in the Lasallian tradition, offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 6,500 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report. Visit http://www.lewisu.edu for further information.
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