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.