Field hockey sees 14 to NFHCA academic squad

Field hockey team chants before a game on Shellenberger

Gilbert, Ariz. -- Fourteen University of Lynchburg field hockey players earned spots on the 2018 Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA Division III National Academic Squad, the National Field Hockey Coaches Association announced Wednesday afternoon.

In sum, 1,746 student-athletes from 147 programs were included on the list, reaching the required 3.3 cumulative GPA through the Fall 2018 semester.

Lynchburg's three seniors -- Kayla Copeman (Williamsburg, Va.), Isabella Eldridge (Mount Pleasant, S.C.), and Nikki Simpao (Stafford, Va.) -- all earned the distinction of four years on the National Academic Squad.

The Hornets were also dubbed a National Academic Team by the NFHCA this March by way of their 3.0-or-better team GPA.

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Lynchburg paired the success in the classroom with success on the field, claiming the 2018 Old Dominion Athletic Conference championship and winning a game in the NCAA Division III tournament. The Hornets finished the season with a 16-6 record.

The NFHCA's academic awards continue through this spring with the Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA Scholars of Distinction and the Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA National Scholar-Athlete.

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