Six named Easton / NFCA All-America Scholar-Athletes for second straight year

Six named Easton / NFCA All-America Scholar-Athletes for second straight year

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- For the second consecutive year, the Lewis & Clark Pioneers had six student-athletes selected for the Easton / NFCA All-America Scholar-Athletes list, the organization announced this week.

Along with Ateisha Norton, who made the list all four years of her collegiate career, the Pioneers had four other repeat selections. Savannah Dickson, Emily Drevdahl, Holly Hale and Lisa Kumasaka joined first-year pick Sydney Cross to round out the list.

Norton led the Pioneers with a career-high seven home runs during her senior season. She finished the year with the team's best batting average and most RBI in addition to posting an 11-game hitting streak. Her slugging percentage of .725 is the second highest in school history. The Psychology major qualified for the Lewis & Clark Dean's List during both the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters and earned All-Northwest Conference Second-Team honors.

Dickson made 17 starts and pitched in 19 games for the Pioneers in 2018. She finished with a career-high 30 strikeouts and 85 innings pitched with four complete games. She ended the month of February with three wins, which ranked second in the conference at the time. Dickson was a Spring 2018 Dean's List honoree.

Now in her senior year, Drevdahl finished third on the team in RBI last season and tied for the team lead in doubles with eight, her second straight season leading the Pios in doubles. The International Affairs major was on the Fall 2017 Dean's List.

Earning her third straight selection to the list, Hale played in a career-high 22 games as a junior last season. A Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major, Hale was on the Dean's List both semesters last year and in each of the last four semesters overall.

Kumasaka followed her Lewis & Clark Female Rookie of the Year season in 2017 with another 32-game appearance season and is yet to miss a game collegiately. She led the Pioneers with 12 stolen bases to go with three extra-base hits and eight RBI. A Biology major from Seattle, Kumasaka made the Dean's List in both semesters last academic year.

The winner of the 2018 Lewis & Clark Female Rookie of the Year award, Cross finished her first season with the Pios as the team's second-best RBI and home runs hitter. She ended the season hitting .293, which ranked fifth on the team. Cross made the Fall 2017 Dean's List.

Lewis & Clark will complete their fall ball practice season after this weekend. The Pioneers are hosting an alumni game on Saturday.