Field hockey team earns national academic award
The field hockey team has received the academic team award from the National Field Hockey Coaches Association. This marks the eighth consecutive year that the team has earned this honor.
In addition, 13 Seahawks were named to the association’s 2014 academic squad. They are Brianna Cain ’15, Mary Cain ’16, Alexisse Clinger ’16, Erin Demers ’15, Marissa Gagnon ’16, Allison Gold ’16, Julia Grover ’16, Erin Massey ’15, Alyssa Perkalis ’18, Jessie Severino ’18, Abigail Tepper ’16, Sarah Thompson ’17 and Lindsey Venuto ’18.
“Our players, who study a variety of majors, do a wonderful job of balancing their academic and athletic commitments,” said head coach Jennifer Foster. “This award is very important to us because it is an accomplishment achieved by the entire team which we can all take pride in and continue to build on in the future.”
To be recognized for the academic team award, clubs must compile a combined GPA of at least 3.00 during the first semester of the academic year. To be eligible for individual honors, student-athletes must achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher through the first semester of the academic year.