Katelyn Shinabargar of Chester is one of eight Southeastern Illinois College softball players to be recognized this year as All-American Scholar Athletes by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.
The others are Leia Bryant of Carrier Mills; Lory Cox of Marion; Whitley Hunter of Nashville, Illinois; Kirsten Jordan of Carterville; Madison Ladd of Thompsonville; Janessa Laney of Marion; and Madison Weber of Johnston City.
"As a coach, I am very proud of these student athletes," said Head Softball Coach Maggie Calcaterra. "As a program, we stress that they are here for an education and that playing softball is a bonus. In an attempt to hold them accountable, all players must attend required weekly study hours and submit biweekly grade checks. However, many of these student-athletes are just driven, outstanding students, who wish to excel personally. I look forward to seeing them excel at the next level and in their careers."
Southeastern's softball team is an NJCAA Division I team. Calcaterra is still accepting committed and dedicated walk-ons for fall. Softball activities begin in August with a limited preseason schedule this fall and full season in spring. For more information, contact Calcaterra at 618-252-5400 ext. 2212 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To be recruited, fill out the form at sic.edu/recruitme.
The Falcons will host a Softball All-Skills Camp at SIC's Falcon Field June 28 and 29. Ages 5 to 9 are from 9 to 10:30 a.m., ages 10 to 13 are from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and ages 14 to 18 are from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The cost is $50 and includes a camp T-shirt. To register, contact Calcaterra, or find the registration form at sic.edu/softball.