Ten Cougars land on NFCA All-American Scholar Athletes list
Cougars earn award with cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher from 16 sports programs
Cougars pile on season high 14 runs and 16 hits
Cougars improve to 8-4 on the year
Cougars improve to 6-2 on the year with wins over DePaul (4-3) and Illinois (3-4)
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HIGH SCHOOLCompeted for Dr. Justin Wakeland High School in Frisco, Texas ... Four-year varsity starter ... Helped team achieve a record of 99-16-1 (.857) as the starting catcher ... Named District's "Catcher of the Year" and earned First Team All-District honors as sophomore and senior (2010 and 2012) ... Selected to the Second Team All-District squad as a junior (2011) ... Led Frisco Wakeland to four consecutive District Championships (2009-2012), advancing to Texas Class 4A Regional Finals (2010), Regional Semi-Finals (2011, 2012), and Class 3A Area Finals (2009) ... Frisco Wakeland finished the 2010 campaign ranked No. 17 in the nation by ESPN Rise FAB 50 ... Spent much of 2011 nationally ranked, reaching as high as No. 13 on the NFCA/USA Today poll ... Holds the school career hit-by-pitch record (55) ... Played seven years of summer travel ball for the American Freedom program spending four years on the American Freedom Gold squad.
PERSONALFull name Tess Alexandra Soefje ... Born September 16, 1993, in Houston ... Daughter of Karen and Tim Soefje ... Last name pronounced 'Sef-gee' ... Has two brothers Noah (14) and Nicholas (21), who is a sophomore javelin thrower at Mississippi State University ... Senior assistant editor and selected most valuable staff member on high school yearbook ... Huge Texas Rangers' fan ... Majoring in Sports Management with career ambition to become a university athletic director ... Competed on the 2005 National Softball Association (NSA) 12-under National runner-up team, the San Antonio Gator Girls.