ROSEMONT, Ill. - The National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) announced its Division I National Academic Squad on Monday with 101 student-athletes from all nine Big Ten field hockey teams honored.
The Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA Division I 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. The Scholars of Distinction list includes those student-athletes who have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.90 or greater through the first semester of the 2016-17 academic year.
Michigan State led all Big Ten programs with 15 honorees, while Maryland and Penn State each had 13 named to the list. Indiana, Northwestern and Ohio State each placed 12 on the squad, while Rutgers had nine. Iowa had eight student-athletes earn the distinction, while Michigan placed seven honorees on the list.
Sixteen Big Ten field hockey players earn the distinction for their fourth year, including Indiana's Kate Barber, Morgan Dye, Mollie Getzfread, Elle Hempt and Katie Johnson, Maryland’s Delaney Leathers, Michigan's Eliza Stein, Michigan State's Lauren Bonness and Kristin Matula, Penn State's Carly Celkos and Kirsten Gochnauer, Rutgers' Elyse Broderick, Devon Freshnock, Kimberly Jevic, Sarah Regn and Rachel Yaney.
The complete list of field hockey students named to the NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad can be found below.
*Four-year member of Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad
Indiana (12): Nora Aucker; Kate Barber*; Morgan Dye*; Malia Fujisawa; Mollie Getzfread*; Cameron Gibson; Ciara Girouard; Elle Hempt*; Andi Jackson; Katie Johnson*; Maddie Latino; Marley Tunnell
Iowa (8): Lara Bampfield; JoElla Guagliardo; Ryley Miller; Taylor Omweg; Alexandra Pecora; Melissa Progar; Isabella Solaroli; Leslie Speight
Maryland (13): Brooke Adler; Marissa Cutry; Julie Duncan; Logan Edmondson; Noelle Frost; Carrie Hanks; Lein Holsboer; Delaney Leathers*; Kelee Lepage; Welma Luus; Lexi Silver; Emily Thomas; Anouk Van Asbeck
Michigan (7): Clare Brush; Esther De Leijer; Marleise Emrhein; Sina Lampe; Morgan Malone; Eliza Stein*; Kate Walker
Michigan State (15): Caitlin Abbott; Lauren Bonness*; Makenzie Brown; Maggie Cole; Meghan Cole; Adrea Donaldson; Megan Fenton; Bailey Higgins; Jillian Mahon; Kristin Matula*; Katherine Miller; Madison O’Neill; Amanda Robinson; Simone Vagnoni; Madison Vann
Northwestern (12): Eva van Agt; Juliet Beatty; Margaret Fitzgerald; Isabel Flens; Lily Gandhi; Erica Hootstein; Lily Katzman; Kirsten Mansfield; Pascale Massey; Charlotte Vaziri; Lindsay Von Der Luft; Katharine Yeatts
Ohio State (12): Maartje Bongers; Natalie Faust; Jennica Jonovich; Morgan Kile; Kelsey Nolan; Adelaide Penzone; Genevieve Penzone; Chelsea Quinn*; Caroline Rath; Maggie Reddecliff*; Elizabeth Tamburro; Carolina Vergroesen
Penn State (13): Shay Cannon; Carly Celkos*; Colleen Conway; Emilee Ehret; Kirsten Gochnauer*; Delani Higgins; Alexis Horst; Madison Hutson; Cassandra Kline; Aurelia Meijer; Madison Morano; Mary Nell Smith; Lisa Winters
Rutgers (9): Elyse Broderick*; Alyssa Bull; Simron Dhillon; Devon Freshnock*; Kimberly Jevic*; Haley Meade; Nicole Profita; Sarah Regn*; Rachel Yaney*