The 2017 Perryville Lady Pirate Softball Lady Pirates have achieved Academic All-State as a team.
The Lady Pirates boost a combines GPA of 3.58 (equivalent to an A- average), which exceeds the Missouri Fastpitch Coaches Association's required 3.3 GPA
Six girls also achieved individual Academic All-State, which requires the player to maintain a 3.6 GPA during the season. It also requires the player to be in the top 25% of their class or score a 24 on their ACT.
"This is the 4th consecutive season that the Lady Pirates have achieved Academic All-State," said Coach Darin Deckerd. "As a coach, this award is important because it shows the girls are successful in the classroom, as well as on the field. They are representing Perryville High School as true student-athletes."