Staff Report October 10, 2017UTEPComments Off on Seven UTEP Softball Players Garner NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete Honors
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – UTEP softball’s Pamala Baber, Courtney Clayton, Mariah Ellis, Kaitlin Fifield, Allie Johnson, Kaitlin Ryder and Ruby Sanchez put in work in the classroom to earn National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-America Scholar-Athlete honors for the 2016-17 academic year on Tuesday.
For Clayton and Ryder, it’s their third NFCA honor, while Baber, Ellis, Fifield, Johnson and Sanchez are first-time honorees.
The Miners are part of an announced record of 7,351 softball players across seven membership divisions to earn the prestigious achievement.
NCAA Division I led the way with 1,843 student-athletes earning a 3.5 grade-point average or higher.
Staff Report June 7, 2017Sports, UTEPComments Off on UTEP Softball’s Fifield Receives C-USA Spirit of Service Award
IRVING, Texas – UTEP softball’s Kaitlin Fifield is among 14 honorees for the Spring Conference USA Spirit of Service Award, as announced on Wednesday. The award is given to the student-athletes who donate their time in the community, have a high academic standing and excel in their respective sports.
Fifield donated much of her time to community service as the El Paso native worked with the Miracle League on multiple occasions, mentoring baseball teams with disabilities. Fifield assisted with instructions to kids at UTEP Softball’s Free Clinic.
Fifield also made time to help with UTEP events, which included Orange Fever Fiesta (fundraising event) and the UTEP-Army football game (hospitality/greeting).
Fifield’s classroom efforts were apparent as she was named to the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll all four years at UTEP.
The former Chapin High School hurler wrapped up her UTEP career ranked tied for third in wins (24) and second in saves (five).