“These six exemplify what NIU athletics stands for,” NIU head coach Christina Sutcliffe said.
“They are true student-athletes and work equally hard in both areas. JB and Shepp were great leaders on the field, but working hard in the classroom and graduating in four years is the standard with our program. I am proud of all six for their accomplishments.”
This is the second academic honor for Sheppard. The former Huskie shortstop earned Academic All-MAC honors following the 2013 season that saw NIU advance to the championship game of the 2013 MAC Softball Tournament.
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