Field Hockey Honored with Ninth-Straight DI National Academic Team Award; Eight Honored to NFHCA Academic Squad
ORONO, Maine -- It has been announced that the 2012 University of Maine field hockey squad has been honored with the 2012 Gladiator by SGI/NFHCA Division I National Academic Team Award. It is the ninth-straight year that the Black Bears have been honored with the academic award. In addition, eight Black Bears were named to the 2012 Gladiator by SGI/NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad.
Selected to the National Academic Squad from Maine were Zoe Berkey (Duncan, British Columbia) - Civil Engineering major, Natasha Ford (Vancouver, British Columbia) - Undeclared, Elke Jacobse (Badhoevedorp, Netherlands) - Business Administration, Hannah Keating (York, Maine) - Nursing, Becca Paradee (Gardiner, Maine) - Exercise Science, Nicole Sevey (Skowhegan, Maine) - Undeclared, Marissa Shaw (Plymouth, Maine) - Exercise Science and Holly Stewart (North Vancouver, British Columbia) - Exercise Science.
Ford and Stewart were eached named to the 2012 Gladiator by SGI/NFHCA Division I Scholars of Distinction for achieving a cumulative GPA of 3.90 or higher through the first semester of the 2012-13 academic year.
The National Academic Team award is presented each year to those program's that excel in the classroom and compile a 3.0 GPA or better throughout the first semester of the 2012-13 academic year. 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 2012-13 academic year.
Earlier this winter, the Black Bears had 10 student-athletes honored to the America East Fall Academic Honor Roll.