Yale Places 14 on NFHCA National Academic Squad

Accomplishment Adds to National Academic Team Award

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Yale field hockey team, which earned the National Field Hockey Coaches Association National Academic Team Award for the 2010 season last month, had 14 individuals named to the NFHCA National Academic Squad on Wednesday. The Bulldogs had more selections than any other Ivy League school. 

This year's National Academic Squad honorees included senior captain Katie Bolling (Ann Arbor, Mich.), who earned the award all four years of her career. The National Academic Squad recognizes those student-athletes who have achieved a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.30 through the first semester of the 2010-11 academic year.

In addition to their impressive performance in the classroom, which included an Academic All-Ivy League selection for junior midfielder Dinah Landshut (Hamburg, Germany), the Bulldogs also enjoyed success on the field in 2010. They went 11-6 overall and 5-2 in Ivy League play. They were also active in the community, including their work on the "Get a Grip" campaign to benefit the Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation in honor of sophomore goalkeeper Ona McConnell (London, England), who has the disease.

The National Academic Team Award was announced last month and recognizes all teams that had a GPA of 3.0 or higher for the fall. The Bulldogs have earned the National Academic Team Award in each of their six years under head coach Pam Stuper.

Yale's 2010 NFHCA National Academic Squad honorees were:

*: number of times honored

 

Ivy League Schools
2010 NFHCA National Academic Squad Selections
Yale 14
Brown 13
Columbia 13
Dartmouth 10
Cornell 8
Harvard 6
Penn 6
Princeton 5

 

Report by Sam Rubin '95 (sam.rubin@yale.edu), Yale Sports Publicity