Hartsville, S.C. – Coker College Softball Coach, David Hanna, announced today that eight student-athletes have been selected Academic All-Americans by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) for the 2007-08 academic year.

In order to qualify for the academic honor each student-athlete must have acquired a 3.5 GPA or greater for the year.

The following Lady Cobras received this prestigious honor: senior Shelly Catlett (Orangeburg, SC), junior Julia Nelson-Abbott (Evans, GA), sophomores Whitney Wallett (Shermans Dale, PA) and Sydney Greenwalt (Edwardsville, IL) and former Lady Cobras; Whitney Watts, Anna Lucas, Eunice Nettles and Jessica Blackwell.

Coker opens their 2009 season on Feb. 7, as they host Catawba College in a non-conference double-header starting at 1:00 p.m.