The LaGrange College Athletic Department presented academic awards to student-athletes for the 2017-18 academic year in ceremonies at Callaway Auditorium.
Senior softball player Emily Barrs was presented the Eagle Award. The award is given to the year's outstanding male and female athletes.
The award reads:"For Outstanding Efforts—You have accepted the challenge to soar above the world and to succeed where others might falter. You have been decisive where others have hesitated. You are recognized as a leader for your efforts. Truly, you are an inspiration like the Majestic Eagle."
Barrs is a history major with a minor in political science and will continue her education at LaGrange in the masters of arts in teaching graduate program. She has been on the USA South West Division first team the past two seasons, and was a All-Conference first team selection in 2017. This past season, Barrs was first or second in 11 different offensive categories. She had a .355 batting average, two home runs and a team-high 23 RBIs. Last season, she set a school record with a .796 slugging percentage. Barrs is third on the school career list with a .442 on-base percentage. She is fourth with a career batting average of .385 and a .577 slugging percentage.