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Eleven Trinity Field Hockey Players Receive NFHCA National Academic Squad Honors

Eleven Trinity Field Hockey Players Receive NFHCA National Academic Squad Honors

Hartford, Conn.- Trinity College first-year Riley Nichols Austin, Texas) was named as a 2019-20 Zag Field Hockey/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Scholar of Distinction, which recognizes student-athletes who have achieved a cumulative grade-point average of 3.9 or higher through the first semester of the 2019-20 academic year. Nichols also joined 10 other Bantams on the Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA Division III National Academic Squad, while five Trinity field hockey players graced the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Fall All-Academic Team. Nichols, senior tri-captains Caroline Curtin (Andover, Mass.), Nicole Quinlan (Duxbury, Mass.), and Jordan Ragland (Westport, Conn.), seniors Cara Bradley (East Lyme, Conn.), Callyn Cass (Summit, N.J.), and Olivia Hoyda (Darien, Conn.), juniors Kendall Brown (Rowayton, Conn.) and Caroline Munn (Garden City, N.Y.), sophomore Caelin Flaherty (Upton, Mass.), and and first-years Elle Fair (Westport, Conn.) represented Trinity field hockey on the Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA Division III National Academic Squad, while Curtin, Quinlan, Bradley, Hoyda, and sophomore Elizabeth Provost (Sudbury, Mass.) graced the NESCAC All-Academic Team.  The Trinity field hockey squad was also recognized as a Zag Field Hockey/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) 2019 Division III National Academic Team, and Cass was chosen to represent Trinity field hockey on the 2019 NESCAC All-Sportsmanship Team.  The Bantams, coached by Anne Parmenter (19th season), finished the fall with a 8-8 record and tied with Amherst for the eighth place in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) with a 3-7 league mark. The Bantams qualified for the NESCAC Championship Tournament, falling, 3-1, to Middlebury in the quarterfinals. 

This year, 1,943 student-athletes from 157 Division III institutions earned recognition on the 2019 Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA Division III National Academic Squad.  The Division III National Academic Squad program honors student-athletes who have achieved a cumulative grade-point average of 3.3 or higher through the first semester of the 2019-20 academic year.  A total of 671 student-athletes were named to the 2019 NESCAC Fall All-Academic Team. To be honored, an individual must have reached sophomore academic standing, and be in good standing in their sport with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.50 or equivalent on a 4.0 scale.  The NFHCA National Academic Team Award recognizes those institutions that achieve a minimum g.p.a of 3.0 during the first semester of the 2019-20 academic year.  The NESCAC All-Sportsmanship Team recognizes student-athletes from each conference varsity sport who have demonstrated outstanding dedication to sportsmanship. These student-athletes exhibit respect for themselves, teammates, coaches, opponents, and spectators. They display sportsmanship not only as a participant in their sport but also as a spectator and in their everyday lives. Through their positive actions and example, these student-athletes inspire others to adhere to the quality of sportsmanship that the NESCAC and the NCAA endorse.

Zag Field Hockey Scholar of Distinction information

NESCAC All-Sportsmanship information

Zag Field Hockey National Academic Squad information

NESCAC All-Academic information

Zag Field Hockey National Academic Team information