Thousands of student-athletes representing almost 600 different academic institutions have been tabbed as 2012 NFCA All-America Scholar Athletes. Five Lady Tigers received the academic accolades. Lauren Aikens, Kenesha Phillips, Janell Plaza, Sabeana Romero and Ariel Siegel were all selected for the honor.
The award is bestowed upon any player submitted by a member coach who achieved a 3.50 grade point average or higher during the 2011-12 academic year. The honor marks the second component of the Association's academic award program. Back in late October the squads with the highest GPAs in each membership category were recognized as 2012 NFCA Top Ten All-Academic Teams.