PISCATAWAY, N.J. (December 7, 2012) – Rutgers softball senior Kaci Madden (Saratoga, N.Y.) was recognized for her academic achievements as she was tabbed a 2012 NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete, the association announced Thursday.
The award is bestowed upon any player submitted by a member coach who achieved a 3.50 grade point average or higher during the 2011-12 academic year. The membership category with the most participating institutions this year proved to be Division I with 140, while Division III was second by boasting 134 teams and high school ranked third with 123.
Madden is a Biomedical Engineering major who has proven to excel both in the classroom as well as the playing field. During her junior campaign, Madden has started at catcher in 105 of her 108 career appearances. She has compiled 390 putouts over three seasons and finished the 2012 season second on the squad with seven runners caught stealing. Last season, she notched seven putouts against Northern Colorado (March 17), and went 1-3 with two RBI’s and a run scored.
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