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Four Softball Scots Named Scholar Athletes
Four members of the 2010 Monmouth College softball team were recently named Scholar Athletes by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA).

First baseman Maggie Dort (Spring Grove, Ill./Richmond-Burton), catcher Lauren Bergstresser (Peoria, Ill./Richwoods), pitcher Alyssa Cook (Antioch, Ill./Antioch) and third baseman Kayte La Follett (Elmwood, Ill./Elmwood) were named to the team based on last seasons grade point average. To be eligible for Scholar Athlete recognition, nominees must achieve a minimum 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.

Dort, who graduated in May with history and physical education degrees, is a three-time academic all-conference performer. She hit .291 her senior year and is tied for fourth all-time in home runs.

Bergstresser, a junior biochemistry major, earned her second straight all-conference selection this spring and was also named academic all-conference. She hit .325 last season and led the team with 25 runs scored and 10 stolen bases. Her 34 career stolen bases ranks her third on the Scots' all-time list.

Cook, a junior math major, appeared in 12 games for the Scots last spring. She started six games and pitched nearly 30 innings as both a starter and reliever.

La Follett, a sophomore biochemistry major, hit .372 in her freshman campaign. She was third on the team with 20 RBIs.

Founded in 1983, the NFCA (originally called the National Softball Coaches Association) boasts more than 4,400 members. The NFCA offers coaches in-depth training in all aspects of the sport and issues numerous awards to players on a national level.

(Monmouth College Athletics)
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