Nutt's Perfect 4.00 Cracks Softball All-Academic Team
Molly Nutt has a 4.00 GPA in business administration and played in 13 games for Central Washington in 2018.
Molly Nutt has a 4.00 GPA in business administration and played in 13 games for Central Washington in 2018.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

PORTLAND, Ore. – Making a successful balance between a tough academic program and being part of the roster for regular season co-champion Central Washington, Molly Nutt leads a total of 51 selections to the 2018 Great Northwest Athletic Conference Softball All-Academic Team.

Nutt, a junior, carries a perfect 4.00 grade point average as a business administration and is the only member of the squad at 4.00. Nutt played in 13 games for the Wildcats, starting four, as an outfielder as the Wildcats rallied in the final two weeks of the regular season to tie Northwest Nazarene for the regular-season championship.

Nutt is one of eight players to make the team with a 3.80 GPA or greater. She is joined by Central Washington junior Kayla Ellis, Concordia junior Mckenzie Smith, Northwest Nazarene sophomore Ally Byron, junior Cassidy Fifield and junior Kylie Orr; and Saint Martin’s sophomore Emily Baca and senior Lindsay Miller.

Of the 51 selections to the All-Academic Team, 25 are repeat selections. Eight of those honorees are three-time selections: Concordia’s Tori Muir, Montana State Billings’ Amanda Barham and Myrissa Prince; Northwest Nazarene’s Lily Paschal and Lisa Sylvester; and Saint Martin’s Lindsay Miller, Paige Miller and Kim Nelson.

A total of 11 All-GNAC Softball Team selections also earned a spot on the All-Academic Team. The list includes four first-team honorees, led by GNAC Player of the Year Heather Tracy of Montana State Billings.

Central Washington and Saint Martin’s each finished with 10 selections to the All-Academic Team. Northwest Nazarene finished with eight selections.

To earn selection to the GNAC All-Academic Team, a student-athlete must be of sophomore standing or higher, have a cumulative GPA of 3.20 or higher and be in at least their second season competing at the nominating institution.

Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
* Kayla Ellis Anthropology/Primate Jr. 3.86 Mill Creek, Wash.
Celine Fowler Elementary Education Sr. 3.75 North Bend, Wash.
Samantha Gorham Psychology Sr. 3.21 Bremerton, Wash.
* Rachael Johnson Apparel Jr. 3.44 Spokane, Wash.
Paige Liikala Undeclared So. 3.34 West Richland, Wash.
Jacie McDaniels History Sr. 3.28 Walla Walla, Wash.
Molly Nutt Business Administration Jr. 4.00 Sandy, Ore.
Kayla Smith Family & Consumer Science Jr. 3.36 Buckley, Wash.
Hannah Spero Undeclared So. 3.62 Boise, Idaho
Kylie Sweeney Undeclared So. 3.28 Clayton, Wash.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
*+ Tori Muir Psychology Sr. 3.77 Portland, Ore.
* Jessica Lambourn Exercise & Sports Science Jr. 3.30 Mukilteo, Wash.
Madisen Oliver Education So. 3.59 Keizer, Ore.
* Mckenzie Smith Business Jr. 3.83 Victoria, B.C.
* Courtney Somers Biology Jr. 3.51 Victoria, B.C.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
*+ Amanda Barham Marketing Sr. 3.54 Sparks, Nev.
Maddy Lincoln Elementary Education So. 3.40 Olympia, Wash.
*+ Myrissa Prince Health/Human Performance Sr. 3.64 Sparks, Nev.
* Heather Tracy Finance Sr. 3.26 Boise, Idaho
Emma Tucker Business Administration: Marketing So. 3.64 Vancouver, Wash.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
* Lauren Bassett Elementary Education: Mathematics Jr. 3.65 Nampa, Idaho
Ally Byron Criminal Justice So. 3.92 Nampa, Idaho
* Cassidy Fifield Chemistry Jr. 3.89 Lake Stevens, Wash.
* Shelbie Martinez Social Work Jr. 3.40 Meridian, Idaho
* Kylie Orr Secondary Edication: Kinesiology Jr. 3.86 Meridian, Idaho
*+ Lily Paschal Psychology Sr. 3.50 Snohomish, Wash.
*+ Lisa Sylvester Recreation Sports Management: Kinesiology/Coaching Sr. 3.55 Bend, Ore.
Rae Young Criminal Justice So. 3.51 Wilton, Calif.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Emily Baca Elementary Education So. 3.89 Boise, Idaho
Nicole DeHan Undeclared So. 3.27 Yelm, Wash.
* Lauren Diuco Business Administration Jr. 3.39 Mission Viejo, Calif.
* Sabrina Hicks Business Administration Jr. 3.42 Elk Grove, Calif.
Lauren Maley Sociology/Cultural Anthropology Jr. 3.37 Ferndale, Wash.
*+ Lindsay Miller Accounting Sr. 3.85 Damascus, Ore.
*+ Paige Miller Business Administration Sr. 3.69 Everett, Wash.
*+ Kim Nelson Business Administration Sr. 3.73 Fremont, Calif.
Jessica O’Toole Educational Studies Sr. 3.67 Puyallup, Wash.
* Taylor Wolf Biology Sr. 3.25 Gervais, Ore.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Amanda Janes Health Sciences So. 3.21 Brampton, Ont.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
* Haley Fabian Business Jr. 3.68 East Wenatchee, Wash.
* Ryanne Huffman Social Science Jr. 3.44 Monmouth, Ore.
* Jenna Kelly Business Jr. 3.38 Beaverton, Ore.
Monica Martinez Business So. 3.44 Pleasanton, Calif.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Kylisa Hull Secondary Education (Math) So. 3.70 Redmond, Wash.
Anna Kasner Public Relations So. 3.31 Milton, Wash.
* Morgan VanRiper Biology Jr. 3.33 Kalama, Wash.

* - 2016-17 All-Academic Selection   + - 2015-16 All-Academic Team