The Liberty field hockey team was recently recognized in the Zag Field Hockey/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Academic Awards.
The Lady Flames received the 2017 Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA Division I Academic Team Award for having a team GPA of 3.0 or greater. Liberty, which had a 3.50 GPA as a team, was one of 75 Division I programs to earn the distinction and has now received the honor in each of the program's first seven years.
In addition, 20 Liberty field hockey student-athletes garnered inclusion on the Division I National Academic Squad for earning a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher through the first semester of the 2017-18 academic year (see list below). Liberty was one of five Division I teams in the nation to have 20 or more players named to the squad.
Three players – freshman Carolyn Haase, sophomore Annika Roberts and freshman Alexis Paone – were honored as Division I Scholars of Distinction for achieving a cumulative GPA of 3.90 or higher.
Lady Flames on the Division I National Academic Squad (* - designates four-year award recipients) Pippa Best Cassidy Bremner Ashley Dykema Mallory Fortenbaugh Merich Frizzell Carolyn Haase Kendra Jones Jordyn Keller Jenny Kurlej Kennedy Luke Victoria O'Keeffe Alexis Paone Summer Parker Lindsay Pratt Ali Raha Alynn Richardson* Annika Roberts Zosia Roberts Allison Schaefer Greer Wilson
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