Field hockey brings home numerous academic awards

Field hockey brings home numerous academic awards

CHANDLER, Ariz. – The National Field Hockey Coaches Association recently announced its yearly academic awards and Salisbury University earned accolades in all three programs.

The Sea Gulls were named one of 133 teams to earn the 2017 Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA Division III National Academic Team Award. Teams with a team grade-point average of 3.0 or higher in the fall 2017 semester were named to the list.

Leading the way to that team GPA were the three players who were named Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA Scholars of Distinction – senior Nicole Lindner and sophomores Sarah Jackson and Arielle Johnston. The trio earned their honors by carrying a cumulative grade-point average of 3.90 or higher through the fall semester. A total of 246 student-athletes, representing 106 Division III school were named Scholars of Distinction.

Lindner, Jackson, and Johnston led a group of 11 Sea Gulls who were named to the Zag Field Hockey National Academic Squad by holding a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher through the 2017 fall semester. Seniors Natalie Wilkinson, and Tressie Windsor; juniors Emily Lemanski and Emma Vicchio; and sophomores Rachel Domanico, Lindsey Elgin, Mary Guest, Jillian Hughes joined the three Scholars of Distinction on the National Academic Squad. Lindner and Windsor were each named to the National Academic Squad for all four years of their career.

More than 1,700 student-athletes were named to the National Academic Squad and Salisbury's 11 were the second-highest total of the teams in the Capital Athletic Conference.

To see the National Academic Team Award list, click here.

To see the Scholars of Distinction, click here.

To see the National Academic Squad, click here.

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