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Roberts and Short Honored as NFHCA Scholars of Distinction

March 28, 2019  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Roberts (left) and Short (right) are NFHCA Division I Scholars of Distinction.

Roberts (left) and Short (right) are NFHCA Division I Scholars of Distinction.

2018 Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA Division I Scholars of Distinction

Liberty field hockey's Annika Roberts and Kira Short were honored as 2018 Zag Field Hockey/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division I Scholars of Distinction, this week.

Roberts and Short received the honor for achieving a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 3.90 or higher through the first semester of the 2018-19 academic year. They are two of 140 Division I field hockey student-athletes in the country to garner the distinction.

Roberts, a junior from Landenberg, Pa., is now a three-time recipient of the award. She is the fourth player in program history to receive three or more NFHCA Division I Scholar of Distinction accolades. Roberts, a defender, started all 19 games during her junior season. She is also three-time NFHCA National Academic Squad recipient and two-time BIG EAST All-Academic Team honoree.

Short, a freshman from Georgetown, Del., is an NFHCA Division I Scholar of Distinction as well as a member of the NFHCA National Academic Squad. She appeared in three games as a freshman as a defender/midfielder.

The Lady Flames field hockey program has featured multiple NFHCA Division I Scholars of Distinction in each of the last seven seasons and 26 total in the eight years of the program's existence.

The NFHCA will announce its final award, the Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA National-Scholar Athlete, next Monday.