Galveston College Whitecaps Honored
Kymber Crawford plays catcher and third base for the Galveston College Whitecaps Softball Team. She is a 2010 graduate of Silsbee High School, where she played as a four-year varsity catcher. In 2007, she was awarded 2nd Team All-District. In 2009, she was selected as the 21-3A All-District MVP. In her senior year she was named Player of the Year by the Beaumont Enterprise, and was selected as 1st Team Catcher for the 2010 Texas Girls Coaches Association All-State Team; she also received Honorable Mention for the Texas Sports Writers Association Class 3A All-State Team. While in high school, Kymber maintained high academic standards. Ranked among the top 6% of her graduating class, she graduated with honors and distinguished achievement.
Mallory Livingston plays shotstop and third base for the Galveston College Whitecaps Softball Team. She is a graduate from Port Neches-Groves High School. She was a four-year letterman on the PN-G softball team. In 2009, she was awarded 1st Team All-District honors, and in 2009 she received 2nd Team All- District honors. In 2010, Mallory received the Most Valuable Player Award for her district. She also received many awards for the Super Gold Team.
Tara Nykoluk plays first base and catcher for the Galveston College Whitecaps Softball Team. She is a graduate of College Jeanne-Sauve in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. She received numerous academic awards throughout high school. Tara has been a member of Team Manitoba and participated in the 2007 Western Canada Summer Games bringing home a silver medal as well as the 2009 Canada Summer Games. She has attended numerous Western and National Canadian Championships.
The National Fastpitch Coaches Association is the professional growth organization for fastpitch softball programs to stimulate the development of quality leadership for fastpitch softball affairs. It encourages, supports, and provides guidance in the development and conduct of fastpitch softball programs whose purposes correspond with the general objectives of education. This program encourages and instills the importance of responsibility of team support, and the importance of a quality education. The Association also was designed to enhance the achievement for future life goals and establish responsibility of values for the development of tradition in regards to competition.
Photo: The National Fastpitch Coaches Association has honored three of the Galveston College Whitecaps Softball players, Kymber Crawford, Tara Nykoluk, and Mallory Livingston. Each student received a scholar-athletes certificate for the 2010-11 academic year. The National Fastpitch Coaches Association awards student athletes who have acquired a 3.5 GPA for the year to qualify for this distinguished honor.