GULF SHORES, Ala. -- The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced on Tuesday afternoon that Spring Hill College softball player Jessica Edgar has been named a 2011 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athlete.
Edgar, a senior infielder from St. Louis, Mo., won the award for the second consecutive season. She is an Integrated Communications major with a minor in Business Administration. A four-year starter for the Badgers and three-time member of the conference All-Academic team, Edgar ripped out 62 hits in her career and turned in a .922 fielding percentage in 514 chances at second base.
Since the award was introduced in 1979, 123 SHC student-athletes have received Scholar Athlete recognition from the NAIA.
This year a total of 326 softball players were named 2011 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athletes. Nominated by each institution's head coach, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and have achieved junior academic status to qualify.