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North Bend's Danielle Massengill racking up great record at softball, studies
Mount Si High School graduate Danielle Massengill was named a Scholar-Athlete of the Month at Thiel College, where she plays softball.
Massengill hit .436 (17-of-39) in 13 games for the Tomcats in March with 13 runs scored and six RBIs. Four of her hits went for extra bases, earning her a monthly .564 slugging percentage to go along with a .540 on-base percentage. She was a perfect seven-for-seven in stolen base attempts in March, helping the Tomcats to an overall record of 9-5 and 2-0 mark in the PAC.
She currently leads all PAC players in batting average (.476), on-base percentage (.558) and stolen bases (8) and is tied for first in hits (30).
The junior is a two-time All-PAC First Team selection, a National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-Region Second Team pick in 2013 and earned NFCA All-Region Third Team honors following her freshman campaign in 2012.
A triple major in criminal justice studies, psychology and sociology, Massengill carries a 4.0 grade-point average. A four-semester Dean’s List student, she is a member of Psi Chi, the international honor society in psychology, and Lambda Sigma, the national honor society for second-year students.
She is a Security Forces Defender for the U.S. Air Force Reserve, earning recognition as an honor graduate in basic military training and distinguished graduate from the security forces academy and was recognized with the U.S. Air Force superior performer award.
On campus, she is a member of the criminal justice club and equestrian club. She is also a resident assistant, a supplemental instruction leader and a peer tutor. She also volunteers at Stray Haven Animal Shelter in Greenville.