Three field hockey players named Scholars of Distinction

Images of field hockey players who earned national academic awards from the NFHCA with association logo and Lynchburg field hockey logo superimposed

Gilbert, Ariz. -- Three University of Lynchburg field hockey players earned Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA Division III Scholar of Distinction honors, the NFHCA announced Wednesday.

Junior midfielder Grace Burton-McKeich (Tamaranui, NEW ZEALAND), sophomore goalkeeper Laurel Nicks (Yorktown, Va.), and freshman defender Kaylie Truitt (Lewes, Del.) were among the 268 student-athletes recognized on the honor roll. Players must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.9 or better through the Fall 2018 semester to be eligible.

RELATED: 2018 Zag Sports Tours/NFHCA Division III Scholars of Distinction

Lynchburg's team was one of 131 Division III programs to win the NFHCA's national academic team honor earlier this spring, and 14 Hornet players won spots on the 2018 national academic squad.

The NFHCA will continue its spring awards into April with the forthcoming announcement of the national scholar-athlete award.

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