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Oct. 6, 2014

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LOUISVILLE, Ky.-Three members of the 2013-14 Virginia softball team were named National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-America Scholar-Athletes and the Cavalier program was recognized as an NFCA All-Academic Team. Class of 2014 graduates Marcy Bowdren (Fairfax Station, Va.) and Stephanie Harris (Knoxville, Tenn.) and senior Megan Harris (Knoxville, Tenn.) were honored. Additionally, sophomore Kaitlin Fitzgerald (Placentia, Calif.) was recognized for her work at St. Johns before transferring to UVa this summer.

Virginia finished with a 3.18 cumulative GPA for the 2013-14 school year to earn the NFCA All-Academic team honor.

Bowdren led the Cavaliers with a .313 batting average and seven home runs, was second with 32 RBI and tied for second with 35 hits. Bowdren finished her career in the all-time top-10 in program history in several categories, including seventh in home runs (22) and eighth in RBI (97). She was named to the All-ACC Academic Team three times and the ACC Academic Honor Roll four times.

Stephanie Harris started 34 games for the Cavaliers in 2014, hitting .230 with three home runs. Harris was named to the 2014 Capital One Academic All-District III First Team, as well as the All-ACC Academic Team twice.

Megan Harris, who was recognized for the second-consecutive year, started all 51 games at first base for the Cavaliers in 2014. She recorded six multi-hit games and five multi-RBI contests. She was named to the 2013 All-ACC Academic Team and has been listed on the ACC Academic Honor Roll three times.

Fitzgerald was named to the All-Big East First Team after hitting .355 with three home runs and 28 RBI for the Red Storm. She started all 51 games, was second on the squad with 11 doubles and third on the team with 54 hits.

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