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CHANDLER, Ariz. – The Penn State field hockey team has been honored as a Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA Division I National Academic Team, as announced by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association.
Penn State is one of 76 teams to earn the recognition in which teams had to achieve a minimum team grad point average of 3.0 during the fall semester of the 2016-17 academic year.
The top five teams were Brown University (3.78), Hofstra University (3.67), Virginia Commonwealth University (3.58), Bryant University (3.57) with American University, Ball State University, and Temple University all tied for fifth with a 3.56 cumulative GPA.
A total of 16 members of the 2016 squad recorded GPAs greater than 3.0 during the fall semester earning All-Academic Big Ten accolades.