CUA Field Hockey Team, Athletes Earn National Academic Honors

CUA Field Hockey Team, Athletes Earn National Academic Honors

WASHINGTON-Catholic University field hockey team was recognized with a National Field Hockey Coaches Association academic team award in addition to placing 11 student athletes on the national academic squad.

The Cardinals picked up the team award with an overall grade point average of 3.29 for the fall semester.

Junior co-captain Andrea Baick (Gaithersburg, Md./Quince Orchard) led the Cardinals academically with a 4.0 GPA in marketing. To be eligible for the academic squad, athletes must earn a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.30 through the first semester of the 2009-10 academic year.

Also receiving honors were senior co-captain Carley Walko (Freehold, N.J./Red Bank Catholic), a four-year honoree; juniors Abby Banholzer (Hartland, Wisc./Trinity Academy), Meredith Chandler (Tiburon, Calif./St. Ignatius), Emma Dixon (Ardmore, Pa./Country Day Sacred Heart), Elizabeth Grumbein (Allentown, Pa./William Allen), and Emily Sencindiver (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown); and sophomores Mary Beth Leo (Winchester, Mass./Winchester), Krystyanna Ramsdell (Millbury, Mass./Holy Name Central Catholic), Tracey Scanlon (North Wales, Pa./Gwynedd Mercy), and Mary Swarthout (Rockville, Md./Good Counsel).

Chandler and Grumbein also were honored for accomplishments on the field, both making the Landmark Conference first team. Grumbein also was named second team All South Atlantic Region.

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