KANSAS CITY, Mo. - For the second consecutive season, senior pitcher Nicole Woodard and senior outfielder Ashley Schuerr have been named a Daktronics-NAIA Softball Scholar-Athletes.
The announcement was made on Tuesday, May 22, and includes 307 other student-athletes from around the nation and 18 other representatives from the Midwest Collegiate Conference.
In order to be nominated by an institution's head coach or sports information director, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved a junior academic status to qualify for this honor.
Woodard, a Carbon Cliff, Ill.-native, played in 33 games for AU this season while appearing inside the pitching circle on 29 occasions where she made 17 starts. She recorded a 4-5 record and three saves after tossing 104 innings, allowing 87 hits and striking out 27 batters. Woodard also notched 13 runs as a pinch runner for the Saints during the 2012 campaign.
Schuerr, from Belvidere, Ill., appeared in 29 games during the 2012 season while making six starts. She hit .174 with a home run and drove in three runners.