With impressive numbers both in the classroom and on the field, the Moccasins' Karlyn Scott is the 2011-12 Sunshine State Conference Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
A senior from Crawfordville who graduated with a perfect 4.00 grade point average and a bachelor's degree in biology, Scott was a CoSIDA/Capital One First-Team Academic All-American this season and the only SSC player selected for softball. She was the FSC Scholar-Athlete for softball for the third straight year.
On the softball field, she helped lead FSC to a 39-18 record and berth in the South Region Super Regional against eventual national champion Valdosta State. She was a First-Team All-SSC selection and led the team in batting (.358), hits (67), runs (44) and stolen bases (29). She also had four doubles, two triples, a home run and 20 RBI while batting either leadoff or second. She ranked sixth in the SSC in batting, third in hits, third in runs and second in stolen bases. She was a perfect 29-29 in stolen bases for the season and a perfect 43-43 in stolen bases for her career. She started every game this season and had an 18-game hitting streak, second-longest in team history.
Scott is the third FSC student-athlete to be named SSC Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Katie Wolfe received the honor in 2002 and Megan Brown earned it in 2007. Both were also softball players.
The SSC Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year was Barry golfer Daniel Stapff, who has a 3.91 GPA in finance. He was a first-team All-America selection, first-team All-SSC and a first-team CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-American.
Voting for the award was done by the league's athletic directors, senior woman administrators, sports information directors and faculty athletics representatives.