Kamyle Glover, Hunter Allen Named NFCA Scholar-Athletes

SB - Kamyle Glover (by Kenny Chacon)

Kamyle Glover. Photo by Kenny Chacon.

SB - Hunter Allen (by Kenny Chacon)

Hunter Allen. Photo by Kenny Chacon.

Recognized for their academic accomplishments and ability to achieve the NCAA Division II motto “life in the balance,” Academy of Art University softball student-athletes Kamyle Glover and Hunter Allen were among the 2014–15 All-America Scholar-Athletes as announced by National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) on Oct. 6.

“I couldn’t be prouder of these two young women,” said head coach Sonja Garnett. “Kamyle was an integral part of our success last year and maintained academics as her priority. Hunter, despite injury and the extra time she committed to getting stronger, was a vocal leader on our team and set a great example of success off the field.”

While posting a 3.59 cumulative grade average combining last fall and spring, Glover continued her academic success in the School of Fashion. A fashion merchandising major, Glover excelled in classes such as fashion trend analysis in addition to contributing the second-highest batting average on the team (.333), 37 runs, 17 stolen bases and 14 doubles as the everyday starting second baseman. A senior last year, Glover was twice Academic All-PacWest and was named to the Capital One Academic All-District Softball Team in 2014.

Allen, a junior transfer from North Idaho College, redshirted with the Urban Knights last season. Like Glover, Allen offered an impressive 3.54 cumulative GPA as a fashion merchandising major in 2014–15. She shined in classes like digital technology: fashion business in particular and earned Academic All-PacWest honors last year as well.

Academy of Art University’s duo were among the total of 833 student-athletes represented in NCAA Division II and 34 student-athletes from five Pacific West Conference institutions with grade-point averages of 3.5 or higher last year.

Glover and Allen are the third and fourth student-athletes to earn NFCA All-American Scholar-Athlete honors in program history. ART U softball alumni Kimberly Dauer and Julie Martin were awarded in 2011.