Academic honors for 4 BC softball players

By Steve Sell
July 07, 2014

LINDSBORG — Four Bethany College softball players have been tabbed as KCAC Scholar-Athletes following the 2014 season.

The four Swedes that made the cut included Emily Causey, Ashley Montoya, Ashley Nicolich and Kelli Traffas.

"These four have always been focused and had a good work ethic in the classroom," Bethany coach Janice Esses said. "They exemplify the philosophy of our program and lead our underclassmen to do the same."

Causey, an outfielder from San Antonio, Texas, was a junior majoring in elementary education. Montoya, a second baseman from Bay City, Texas, was a sophomore biology pre-med major. Nicolich was a senior outfielder from Modesto, Calif., majoring in physical health and wellness. Traffas, a third baseman from Medicine Lodge, was a senior majoring in accounting and minoring in math.

In order to qualify as a KCAC Scholar-Athlete, student-athletes must have sophomore standing at the start of the sport season, maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.33 on a 4.0 scale and letter in their sport.