Written by Michael Lujan for New Mexico State Media Relations
LAS CRUCES, N.M. – New Mexico State softball player Amber Olive was recognized by the psychology department with the Department Head’s Award for Academic Excellence.
This is the first time this award is handed out and it recognizes the highest achieving psychology majors who enter their graduating semester with a cumulative GPA of 3.80 or above. Olive, who will graduate this weekend with a degree in psychology and communications, currently has a cumulative GPA of 3.88.
Olive obtained success both in the classroom and on the softball field this season. She has a .404 batting average and leads the team with 39 runs scored, 76 hits and 16 stolen bases and helped the softball team to a second place WAC finish.
Olive will miss the award ceremony on Thursday, May 9 while she is with the softball team in the WAC Tournament in Ruston, La. The Aggies earned a first round bye and face the winner of #3 Louisiana Tech and #6 UT Arlington on Thursday at 2 p.m.