Johns Hopkins Field Hockey Honored by NFHCA
CHANDLER, AZ – The Johns Hopkins field hockey team had 14 players named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) National Academic Squad it was announced recently. In addition, Hopkins was honored with the NFHCA Academic Team and sophomore Lucy Reider was named an NFHCA Scholar of Distinction.
The Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA Division III National Academic Squad includes all student-athletes with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.30 or greater through the first semester of the 2016-17 academic year. There were 208 members of the Division III National Academic Squad who were also named Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA Division III Scholars of Distinction for achieving a cumulative GPA of 3.90 or greater through the first semester.
The National Academic Team Award recognizes those institutions that achieved a minimum team grade-point average of 3.0 during the first semester of the 2016-17 academic year. Hopkins has earned the NFHCA National Academic Team Award for each of the last 13 years.
Senior Austin Davis has been named to the National Academic Squad for the fourth time in her career, the 14th player in program history to do so. Earning the honor for the third time are seniors Abby Grant and Victoria Piscopo and junior Francesca Cali. Junior Morgan Pothast and sophomores Megan Ophel and Claire Fox earn the honor for the second time. First time honorees for the Blue Jays are seniors Zoey Atabek and Bridget Hampton, Reider and freshmen Jodie Baris, Christina Glaser, Sophie Kim and Katie McErlean.