SALEM, Va. – As the No. 2 Salisbury University women's lacrosse team prepares for play in the national championship weekend at Roanoke College, the Sea Gulls earned an early honor at the pre-tournament banquet as sophomore Anna Wehland was named the winner of the Elite 90 award for Division III women's lacrosse.
The Elite 90, an award founded by the NCAA, recognizes the true essence of the student-athlete by honoring the individual who has reached the pinnacle of competition at the national championship level in his or her sport, while also achieving the highest academic standard among his or her peers. The Elite 90 is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA's 90 championships.
Wehland, a defender from Bel Air, Maryland, carries a cumulative grade-point average of 4.0 as an exercise science major. Wehland has appeared in and started all 22 games for the Sea Gulls this season, recording 20 groundballs, causing 11 turnovers, and coming up with seven draw controls.
Wehland is the ninth Sea Gull to earn the award since its inception. The nine awards tie Massachusetts Institute of Technology for the most among Division III schools.
Wehland and the Sea Gulls will take on No. 3 Gettysburg College in the semifinal round of the tournament on Saturday, May 26, at Kerr Stadium, beginning at 11:30 a.m.