UPIKE softball standouts honored

PIKEVILLE- The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced on Wednesday that a pair of University of Pikeville softball student-athletes have been named 2018 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes.

Junior Jordan Gentry and senior Carrie Griffin earn the national academic honor. It’s the first time receiving the award for both outfielders.  

In order to be nominated by an institution’s sports information director, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, must appear on the eligibility certificate for the sport and have attended two full years as a non-transfer or one full year as a transfer. 

The duo helped the Bears to a 26-22 record, giving them the most wins in a single season in program history.

Gentry was a First Team All Mid-South Conference selection after breaking the school record with a .413 batting average in the regular season.

Griffin appeared in 18 games and made three starts while primarily playing as a pinch hitter and defensive substitution in the outfield. She was error free in the field and drove in three runs on three hits while scoring one run herself.