Parker an All-American scholar

Softball player from Surrey excels in academics and athletics

Taylor Parker of Surrey is one of nine members of the 2013 Felician Golden Falcons softball team honoured as National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-America Scholar Athletes.

Parker, a graduate of Semiahmoo Secondary, had a 3.95 GPA (grade point average) in 2012-13. A sophomore at Felician College in Ruthyerford, New Jersey, she is studying Business Administration.

On the field, Parker hit a team-best .444 with 16 doubles and a triple in 133 at-bats. She was also tied for the team lead with 25 RBIs.

The All-America Scholar-Athlete Award is given to players for any NFCA-member coach who post a 3.50 or better grade-point average for the academic year which includes that spring’s playing season. More than 4,000 student-athletes nationwide will be honored at the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association, NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics), junior-college and high-school levels.

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