Field Hockey Receives Academic Team Award from NFHCA

2/24/2011

HOBOKEN, NJ– On Wednesday, the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) announced its NCAA Division III Gladiator by SGA/NFHCA Academic Team Award winners and for the seventh-straight year, Stevens Institute of Technology earned the honor. As a team, the Ducks turned in a grade-point average of 3.34 during the fall and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.21. The group has now received an Academic Team Award in each season since the program’s inception in 2004.

The NFHCA honors teams with a combined GPA of 3.0 or higher. Worcester State College took the top honor with a GPA of 3.57 this past fall.

Stevens had six student-athletes on the Stevens President’s list which acknowledges individuals with a GPA of 3.75 or higher in a given semester or overall – senior Lauren Griggs (Hillsborough, N.J.), junior Jillian Price (West Islip, N.Y.), junior Mallory Swanson (Princeton Junction, N.J.), sophomore Samantha Weisman (Fairfax, Va.), freshman Grace Ridge (Moorestown, N.J.), and freshman Megan Traub (Berkeley Heights, N.J.).

“I am extremely proud of the academic achievements of our student-athletes,” head coach Emily Beach (Bethesda, Md.) said. “They continue to work hard in all aspects of their lives and represent Stevens in a positive way. Their dedication in the classroom will directly translate to hard work and success on the field.”

The 2010 Ducks won their third-straight Empire 8 title in November and reached the Regional semifinals of the NCAA Division III Field Hockey Championship for the second time in program history after defeating 17th-ranked SUNY Geneseo in the tournament’s first round. Seven players were named all-conference and Swanson earned All-North Atlantic Region accolades.

The NFHCA will announce its All-Academic team in the next week.

About Stevens Institute of Technology

Founded in 1870, Stevens Institute of Technology, The Innovation University™, lives at the intersection of industry, academics and research.  The University's students, faculty and partners leverage their collective real-world experience and culture of innovation, research and entrepreneurship to confront global challenges in engineering, science, systems and technology management.

Based in Hoboken, N.J. and with a location in Washington, D.C., Stevens offers baccalaureate, master’s, certificates and doctoral degrees in engineering, the sciences and management, in addition to baccalaureate degrees in business and liberal arts.  Stevens has been recognized by both the US Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security as a National Center of Excellence in the areas of systems engineering and port security research. The University has a total enrollment of more than 2,350 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students with almost 450 faculty. Stevens’ graduate programs have attracted international participation from China, India, Southeast Asia, Europe and Latin America as well as strategic partnerships with industry leaders, governments and other universities around the world.  Additional information may be obtained at www.stevens.edu and www.stevens.edu/news.