Seventeen Liberty field hockey student-athletes achieved BIG EAST All-Academic Team status.
2016-17 BIG EAST All-Academic Team (Liberty on pg. 60)
The Liberty field hockey team placed 17 student-athletes on the BIG EAST All-Academic Team, as announced by the conference on Wednesday.
To be eligible for the honor, nominees must have competed in a BIG EAST-sponsored sport, attained a minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00 for the preceding academic year and completed a minimum of two consecutive semesters or three consecutive quarters of academic work.
Liberty's honorees include nine freshmen, two sophomores, three juniors and three seniors. In total, 140 student-athletes from the BIG EAST's eight field hockey squads were represented on the all-academic team.
The Lady Flames enjoyed a successful year on the field, as well, finishing runner-up in both regular-season play and at the 2016 BIG EAST Field Hockey Championship in their inaugural season in the league.
Overall, 2,501 student-athletes across 22 sports earned BIG EAST All-Academic Team accolades during the 2016-17 academic year, the most in the four years since conference realignment.
Lady Flames on the BIG EAST All-Academic Team Sydney Baffone (Fr.) Bethany Barr (Sr.) Serena Barr (Sr.) Pippa Best (So.) Cassidy Bremner (Jr.) Mallory Fortenbaugh (Fr.) Merich Frizzell (Fr.) Kendra Jones (Fr.) Jenny Kurlej (Fr.) Carrie Logie (Sr.) Agueda Moroni (Fr.) Summer Parker (Jr.) Lindsay Pratt (So.) Alynn Richardson (Jr.) Zosia Roberts (Fr.) Annika Roberts (Fr.) Allison Schaefer (Fr.)
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