Salve Regina’s field hockey team recognized nationally with academic award
For the 16th consecutive season, Salve Regina’s field hockey has earned the 2022 National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division III National Academic Team Award sponsored by TopSticks. The Seahawks posted a 3.57 semester grade point average in fall 2022, and all 22 student-athletes earned at least a 3.0 grade point average.
The NFHCA National Academic Team Award recognizes programs that earned a team grade-point average of 3.5 or higher during the fall semester of the current academic year.
Along with team honors, twelve student-athletes were named to the 2022 NFHCA Division III National Academic squad. The NFHCA National Academic Squad program honors undergraduate college student-athletes who have achieved a cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 or higher through the first semester of the current academic year.
Ashley Lefebvre ’24 and Lauren Basteri ’27 join 468 other Division III student-athletes as Scholars of Distinction. The Scholars of Distinction program recognizes student-athletes who have achieved a cumulative grade-point average of 3.9 or higher through the first semester of 2022-23 academic year.
“Our coaching staff continues to be proud of the discipline and effort our student-athletes show in the classroom and with their studies,” said Jen Foster, head coach for field hockey. “Balancing our practice and game schedule can be demanding in season, but our program continues to put academics as a priority, because success first needs to happen in the classroom.”
The twelve players for the Seahawks are listed below.