Gordon State College Softball Team Ranks Top 10 Academic Team, Only GA School to Make NFCA Awards List

Gordon State College Softball Team ranked #8 nationally in the Junior Colleges category for 2020-2021 Easton/National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-America Scholar-Athlete Awards and Top 10 Academic Teams. GSC was the only school in Georgia to make the list.

NFCA is the professional growth organization for fastpitch softball coaches from all competitive levels of play. The team rankings and individual honors are submitted by member head coaches and recognize the academic ability of softball teams across the Association’s membership categories. All-America teams, scholar-athlete accolades, coaching achievements, off-the-field contributions and scholarships make up the awards program. 

GSC softball head coach Ally Hattermann recently reached a milestone in her coaching career by securing her 500-career win with a doubleheader over Wesleyan College in February of 2021.

“I am very proud of these women for placing such a high focus on their academics. There is definitely a correlation between what they were able to accomplish in the classroom and on the field last season,” said Hattermann.

The Gordon State College Department of Athletics is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association (GCAA). Gordon State College competes in NJCAA Division I in the sports of Women's Soccer (Fall), Men's Basketball (Fall/Spring), Softball (Spring) and Baseball (Spring).

NJCAA’s mission includes fostering a national program of athletic participation in an environment that supports equitable opportunities consistent with the educational objectives of member colleges.