Softball player Lia Johnson and baseball player Richard Sorrenti were named Pensacola State College's Top Female and Male Scholar-Athletes.
Johnson, a sophomore from Panama City, Florida graduated with a 3.91 overall grade point average and is a two-time NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Award recipient. She is also a two-time FCSAA Academic All-State selection, two-time All-Panhandle Conference Academic selection and a 2017-2018 National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-American Scholar Athlete.
As the Pirates lead-off hitter, Johnson helped set the table for a team that would ultimately return to the FCSAA State Tournament by winning the first-ever Panhandle Conference Softball tournament playoff. She batted .333 in her sophomore season and led the team with 14 stolen bases while being named 2nd Team All-Panhandle. Johnson has signed to play at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University where she plans to pursue her passion of flying while working toward a bachelor's degree.
Sorrenti, a sophomore catcher from Tallahassee, Florida is a two-time All-Panhandle Conference player, making the 1st Team his final year. He graduated with a 3.37 grade point average and added an Academic All-Conference Award to his resume.
He led the Pirates in home runs, hit .334 in conference play and .304 overall for the 2018 season. He signed to play with the University of South Alabama Jaguars and will pursue his bachelor's degree.