Field Hockey Places 10 On 2010 Gladiator by SGI/NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad

The Quinnipiac University field hockey placed 10 student-athletes on the 20190 Gladiator by SGI/NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad, as announced by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association this week. The National Academic Squad recognizes those student-athletes who have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher through the first semester of the 2010-11 academic year.

"The academic support that this university gives to its students is very individually-oriented and also extremely global," head coach Becca Main Kohli said. "The professors, advisors and learning center staff are really the reason our athletes are able to accomplish academic accolades like this award from the NFHCA. In the athletic department, the support from Lyneene Richardson and her staff make it possible for our student-athletes to be successful in the classroom as well as on the hockey pitch. I am grateful to the support of our administration and academic staff."

MacKenzie Liptak (Schuylerville, N.Y.) and Megan McCreedy (White River, South Africa) headlined the list of Quinnipiac honorees as they have been recognized for four consecutive years by SGI/NFHCA. Also named to the squad were Amanda Danziger (Smithtown, N.Y.), Nicole Lewis (East Amherst, N.Y.), Kacie McCreesh (Perkasie, Pa.), Christa Romano (Madison, N.J.), Jess Rusin (Garwood, N.J.), Nicole Serrante (Bridgewater, N.J.), Katie Van Nostrand (Derry, N.H.) and Lauren Zimniski (Dallas, Pa.).

Earlier this year, the 10 Bobcats were also named to the Northeast Conference Fall Academic Honor Roll while Lewis was named to the Commissioners' Honor Roll, which recognizes those with a 3.75 grade-point average or higher. The team was also recognized with the National Academic Team Award which recognizes those institutions that achieve a minimum GPA of 3.0 during the first semester of the 2010-11 academic year.