Central lands nine on softball academic squad


PELLA—The Central College softball team is again a leader in the classroom as nine players were named Easton/NFCA All-America Scholar-Athletes.

The NFCA announced that 2,227 student-athletes were honored. The perennially powerful Dutch program has a tradition of academic achievement under NFCA Hall of Fame coach George Waresranking in the top 20 in All-America Scholar-Athletes in Division III seven times, including five top-10 academic finishes since 2010. No team was named in 2020 due to the global pandemic and cancellation of the spring championships but Central had a combined 41 honorees in the last four seasons the awards were given.

The award recognizes those student-athletes who have posted a 3.50 grade point average or higher in the previous academic year. Central, which has made a record 30 NCAA Division III tournament appearances with four national championships, has had players receive NFCA Scholar-Athlete honors 127 times since 2010.

Catcher madison farrington (junior, Marshalltown, East Marshall HS) headed Central’s honorees with a 4.00 grade point average this past year while majoring in biology. Farrington, third baseman carson fisk (junior, Searsboro, Lynnville-Sully HS)pitcher Sydni Huisman (Junior, Treynor) and first baseman Jocy Timmerman (junior, Fort Dodge, St. Edmond Catholic HS) are each two-time recipients of the award.

Central College’s 2022 NFCA Scholar-Athletes
Name Yr. Hometown GPA Major

Bailey Anderson Sioux City, Iowa 3.83 Exercise science
madison farrington Jr. Marshalltown, Iowa 4.00 Biology
carson fisk Jr. Searsboro, Iowa 3.97 Elementary education
Makenna Hall Jr. Keokuk, Iowa 3.90 Psychology/sociology
Sydni Huisman Jr. Treynor, Iowa 3.77 Actuarial science
Emma Jensen Earlham, Iowa 3.81 Exercise science
emma johnson Jr. Davenport, Iowa 3.53 Exercise science
Kynser Reed Dallas, Iowa 3.79 Undeclared
Jocy Timmerman Jr. Fort Dodge, Iowa 3.74 Biology

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