Field Hockey's Nicole Lewis Honored As Top Graduate In School of Health Science

Quinnipiac President John Lahey presents Nicole Lewis with the award for the highest GPA in the Physical Therapy Program (Photo Courtesy of Quinnipiac University)

HAMDEN, Conn. – Quinnipiac field hockey senior Nicole Lewis (Amherst, N.Y.) was honored by Quinnipiac University after accumulating the highest grade-point average in the university's School of Health Science, while earning her degree in athletic training. Lewis carried a cumulative GPA of 3.97 in four years at Quinnipiac. In Fall 2012, Lewis will enroll in Quinnipiac's Physical Therapy Doctoral program, while also suiting up for the Bobcats for her final year of eligibility. In her final semester, Lewis posted a 4.0 GPA.

Lewis has been selected to the Northeast Conference Academic Honor Roll four times, while also being named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Academic squad four times.

This past season, Lewis posted an 11-7 record while ranking among the conference and national leaders in save percentage (.776) and goals-against average (2.57). She completed her senior season in the cage with the fourth most saves in a season (173) in Quinnipiac history.

In a double-overtime, shoot-out victory against Yale, Lewis stopped 19 of 21 shots on goal. She also stopped 12 against nationally-ranked Penn State before posting back-to-back double-digit save performances with 14 against Columbia and 20 against Maine in an overtime loss. She had three straight double-digit save showings against Monmouth (11), Siena (13) and Rider (13) before stopping eight against Sacred Heart in a 5-2 NEC Tournament-clinching victory in the Bobcats' final home game of the season. In a 1-0 NEC Tournament semifinal nail-biter, Lewis stopped 10 of 11 shots on goal.