IWLCA Academic Honor Roll Release
Three Liberty women's lacrosse players – Courtney Brown, Victoria Tickle and Faith Wells – were named to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Zag Sports Division I Academic Honor Roll, as announced by the IWLCA on Wednesday afternoon.
To be eligible for the honor, student-athletes must be a junior, senior or graduate student and have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or greater. The IWLCA recognized 402 student-athletes from 102 different institutions across the country.
Liberty has boasted three student-athletes in the listing on three separate occasions (2011, 2015 and 2017).
"I am extremely proud of Courtney, Tori and Faith for this accomplishment," said Liberty Women's Lacrosse Head Coach Kelly Nangle. "They are excellent examples of student-athletes, and it is great to see them rewarded for all of their hard work off the field."
Brown's selection marks the second academic award of the 2016-17 academic year for the Ladera Ranch, Calif., native. She was named to the Big South All-Academic squad in April for her efforts in the classroom. Brown, a Big South All-Conference second team and Big South All-Tournament team honoree, graduated in May with a bachelor's degree in industrial and systems engineering.
Tickle is making her first appearance on the IWLCA Academic Honor Roll. The Fairfax, Va., native enjoyed a successful year both in the classroom and on the field, as she was a Big South All-Conference second team and VaSID All-State first team selection in 2017. Tickle graduated in May with a bachelor's degree in elementary education integrated studies: English.
Wells graduated in May with a bachelor's degree in elementary education integrated studies: English. The native of Haymarket, Va. served as a team captain in 2017.
Liberty was one of four Big South schools with three or more student-athletes named to the IWLCA Academic Honor Roll, along with High Point, Presbyterian and Winthrop.