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Bolton and Ibarra Named NAIA Softball Scholar-Athletes

Released by Panhandle State Sports Information on 05/31/2018

Kansas City, Mo.—The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletes (NAIA) announced the list of 2018 Daktronics-NAIA Women's Softball Scholar-Athletes on Wednesday.

Panhandle State slated two Aggies among the 466-player roster. Seniors Brooklyne Bolton and Julia Ibarra made the grade with cumulative grade point averages of 3.5 or better. The awards are given annually to outstanding student-athletes in the various sports in which the program is active and their respective teams are eligible for NAIA postseason competition.

Both Bolton and Ibarra graduated this May with academic honors as inducted members into the Chi Alpha Sigma national honor society for collegiate athletes. Bolton graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Physical Education, and Ibarra graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Administration.

The pair were two of 12 student-athletes listed from within the Sooner Athletic Conference. Head Coach Meghan Mulcahy commented on the recognition received by her players, "I have had the pleasure to coach both of these young ladies throughout all four years of their college careers at Panhandle State. Brook and Julia have always been two of the most dedicated students inside the classroom. That dedication carried over to the playing field as well, and their presence will definitely be missed on the team. I know that each of them will have continued success with whatever the future holds."

A complete list of NAIA Scholar-Athletes is available online at