Eight Mansfield University softball student-athletes have been named 2011-12 National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-America Scholar-Athletes for their dedication in the classroom.

Among the student-athletes honored for the Mountaineers are graduates Erin Carroll, Jamie Castellano and Jordan Rishel current senior Caitlin Klobosits, junior Liz Pieniazek, and sophomores Courtney Baer, Alanna Jenkins and Troy graduate Kate Pratt.

The award is bestowed upon any player who achieved a 3.50 grade point average or higher during the 2011-12 academic year.

Mansfield softball opens the 2013 season on Feb. 15 against West Liberty in the Shaw Softball Challenge.