The Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA Division III Scholars of Distinction have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.90 or greater through the first semester of the 2016-17 academic year. Each representative was also placed on the Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA Division III National Academic Squad on Thursday, with that list requiring a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.30 or greater.
A total of 208 student-athletes representing 103 different schools were recognized as Zag Field Hockey/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division III Scholars of Distinction on Thursday.
Welch is being honored for the fourth year in a row after maintaining a 3.9 GPA or greater throughout her entire career. Klock has been named a Scholar of Distinction for a second time at Goucher.
The Goucher College field hockey team also landed 12 student-athletes on the Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA Division III National Academic Squad. The honorees are listed below:
|Lizzie Barminski*||M||Sr.||Ventura, CA / Buena|
|Shannara Bauer||M/D||Jr.||Bethlehem, CT / Nonnewaug|
|Sarah Cost||D||Sr.||Waterboro, ME / Massabesic|
|Nolwenn Daniels||D||Fr.||Newark, DE / Hodgson Vo-Tech|
|Olivia Dickert||F/M||Jr.||Montville, NJ / Montville Twp.|
|Danielle Hallacker*||D||Sr.||Freehold, NJ / Freehold Twp.|
|Emily Jewell||D||Jr.||San Diego, CA / Scripps Ranch|
|Sam Klock^||M/D||So.||Ashburn, VA / Broad Run|
|Alexyss Pawlak||D||Fr.||Huntington Beach, CA / Edison|
|Kristen Shklanko||M||Jr.||Huntington Beach, CA / Edison|
|Celia Welch*^||M||Sr.||Arlington, MA / Arlington|
|Liz Zengel||G||Jr.||Smithfield, VA / Smithfield|
*Four-year member of the NFHCA National Academic Squad
^Member of the Divison III Scholars of Distinction
Amongst maintaining a stellar academic standard during the 2016 season, the Goucher College Gophers posted an 8-9 record (3-4 in Landmark play) and earned the teams' second berth to the Landmark Conference playoff since joining the conference in 2007. Goucher fell to the eventual champion, Elizabethtown College, 2-1, with time expired on a penalty corner.