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Barr Named NFHCA Division I National Scholar Athlete

March 22, 2017  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Barr Named NFHCA Division I National Scholar Athlete

Liberty field hockey senior Serena Barr was named the Zag Field Hockey/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division I National Scholar Athlete, as announced by the NFHCA on Wednesday.

Barr is the only NCAA Division I field hockey student-athlete in the country to receive the award, given to the first, second or third team All-American who maintains the highest cumulative GPA through the first semester of the 2016-17 academic year.

The Lurgan, Northern Ireland, native became the second All-American in program history, as she was selected to the 2016 Longstreth/NFHCA Division I All-America second team. Barr joined her sister, Natalie, who was voted to the All-America third team in 2015.

Barr, a public health major, holds a cumulative GPA of 4.0.

Barr is the award's third all-time winner and joins Old Dominion's Kelsey Smither (2014) and Duke's Lauren Blazing as the only field hockey players to receive it.

Barr was also named to the Zag Sport/NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad and Scholars of Distinction lists in all four seasons she competed for the Liberty Lady Flames field hockey team.