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Salem State Field Hockey Earns National Academic Team Award

Salem State Field Hockey Earns National Academic Team Award

GILBERT, Ariz. — The Salem State field hockey team was recognized by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) after earning a team GPA of 3.54 for the 2018 fall semester. 

The Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA Division III National Academic Team Award highlights programs that earned a team grade-point average of 3.0 or higher during the fall semester of the 2018-19 school year.

Swarthmore College posted the highest team GPA with a mark of 3.76. Second and third on the top-five performers list are fellow New England Small College Athletic Conference teams, Williams College and Amherst College, with a team GPA's of 3.69 and 3.65, respectively. In fourth is Haverford College with a 3.64 and in fifth is Springfield College with a 3.63 team GPA.

The following players were recognized by the NFHCA:

Katherine Crane

Casie Curtin

Audrey Dalton

Jillian Danton

Erin Davies

Sage Grant

Kaylan Harkins

Kelli McCarthy

Kaitlyn O'Shea

Emily Rapoza

Vanessa Yavorski 

To see the full list of Division III National Academic Team Award winners, click here. View past award winners here.

Three Division III academic awards remain to be announced — the Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA National Academic Squad will be announced on March 20, the Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA Scholars of Distinction on March 27 and the Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA National Scholar-Athlete on April 3.