Number 1 Academic Softball Team
For the second straight year, the Lady Lions are the Number 1 team in the nation academically with a 3.72 team GPA.
The Lions also had 6 Distingushed Academic All-Americans, Ashley Smith (4.0) from Pelham, Kaylea Brewer (4.0) from Pulaski TN, Caitlin WIlliams (3.83) from Priceville, Sallie Beth Burch (3.96) from Moulton and Sallie Van Kirk (4.0) from Athens. Joining those 6 is Academic All-American Allison Reynolds (3.63) from Birmingham.
All Amercian Selections
The Lady Lions again this year placed players on the First Team All-Amercan selections. Kelsey Dennis was selected to the First Team NJCAA All-American Team as a Pitcher. Outfielder Sallie Van Kirk was selected to the First Team NJCAA All-American team and Stephinie Needham was selected at first base as a First Team All-American. For full team selections go to NJCAA
Sallie Beth Burch was selected to the NFCA All-South Region Second team as an infielder and Kelsey, Sallie V and Stephanie were selected to the First Team All South Region. NFCA has more information.
Lady Lions Finish Number 2 at Nationals!
For the second year in a row, the Lady Lions were in the championship game battling for the national title. This year, they came up short losing to Yavapai AZ 2-1 in the if necessary game after defeating them in the frist championship game 3-1. The Lions finish with a 63-10 record.
Lions Sophomores Move On
|Ashley Smith||Belmont University, Nashville TN|
|Kaylea Brewer||Christian Brothers University, Memphis TN|
|Sallie Beth Burch||Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville AL|
|Sallie Van Kirk||University of Alabama at Birmingham|
|Caitlin Williams||University of North Alabama, Florence AL|
|Natalie Harrison||University of North Alabama, Florence AL|
|Allison Reynolds||Birmingham Southern College, Birmingham AL|
|Caitlyn Bonham||University of West Alabama, Livingston AL|
President's and Dean's list for Spring Semester 2009
The Lady Lions placed six on the President's list and eleven more on the Dean's for academic achievement during the Fall Semester 2008. These student-athletes continue the tradition of 'First in the Classroom', setting the standards high for themselves and their teammates.
|President's List||Dean's List|
|Kaylea Brewer||Haley Allcorn|
|Sallie Van Kirk||Caitlin Williams|
|Ashley Smith||Natalie Harrison|
|Sallie Beth Burch||Allison Reynolds|
|Ashley Tolbert||Ali Barnette|
|Jessica Graves||Saige Wright|
|Katelyn Tribble||Catie Smith|
|Haley Anderson||Tara Sadler|
|Kelsey Dennis||Kristen Skinner|
WSC Signs Twelve for 2010
Seated: L-R - Courtney Bailey, Cara law, Summer Wilkerson. Standing: L-R - Asst Coach Tracy Grindrod, Jessica Bowman, Kesha Lipham, Kaite Pierce, Coach Jayne Clem, Cortney McNett, Nikki Forbus, Chandler Orr, Lauren Seibert, Whitney Hood, Brooke Chittam.
Wallace State Softball signed 12 high school seniors to National Letters of Intent and a softball scholarship to play for the defending National Champions starting in the fall of 2009. They are:
- Courtney Bailey - 3B/1B, Buckhorn High School
- Jessica Bowman - P/OF, Plaiinview High School
- Brooke Chittam - SS, Athens Bible High School
- Nikki Forbus - 3B/1B, Saks High School
- Whitney Hood - 1B, Lawrence County High School
- Cara Law - P, Saks High School
- Kesha Lipham - P/SS, Ider High School
- Cortney McNett - Catcher, Buckhorn High School
- Chandler Orr - Catcher, Hartselle High School
- Katie Pierce - SS/OF, Richland High School TN
- Lauren Seibert - P/OF, West Morgan High School
- Summer Wilkerson - SS, Lawrence County High School