The Truman softball team proved itself as the best squad in the state last season by going 31-3 and capturing a Class 4 state championship.

The Truman softball team proved itself as the best squad in the state last season by going 31-3 and capturing a Class 4 state championship.

But the Patriots also excelled in the classroom as eight players were named to the first team academic all-state team. Seniors Kelsi Broyles, Emily Davis and Bridgette McAuley, juniors Kayla Harrell, Sara Jeffress, Paige Parker and Tori Zorich and sophomore Brooke Vun Cannon all made the cut.

The Truman squad also was recognized as an academic all-state team by posting a cumulative 3.81 grade point average.