March 16, 2017
The Earlham College field hockey team has earned the Division III National Academic Team Award from the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA). Recipient teams achieved a 3.0 grade-point average or higher. The Quakers compiled a 3.65 grade-point average, the fourth-best nationally.
"I am very happy that for the second year in a row our student-athletes academic accomplishments have been recognized," says Head Coach Heather Moore. "I am proud of their hard work and continue to be amazed by their academic achievements."
This is the second consecutive year Earlham has finished with one of the top five GPAs in the country.
Three Quakers have been named NFHCA Scholars of Distinction for cumulative GPAs of 3.9 and above. They are junior Grace Makhoul of Homs, Syria; sophomore Natalie Blatz of Amherst, New York; and first-year student Sydney Barnes of Dallas, Texas.
That trio along with nine of their teammates have been selected to the NFHCA National Academic Squad for cumulative GPAs of 3.3 and above. They are senior Kristina Brunner of Aurora, Colorado; senior Kaitlyn Brunner of Aurora, Colorado; senior Seren Keskin of Bodrum, Turkey; senior Megan Hut of Tiel, Netherlands; junior Olivia Honigman of Richmond, Vermont; junior Lara Kalifeh of Beirut, Lebanon; sophomore Thu Pham of Denver, Colorado; first-year student Bronwen Evans of Malkerns, Swaziland; and first-year student Kudzai Mushongahande of Norton, Zimbabwe.