Eight W&J Field Hockey Players Earn Academic Recognition
WASHINGTON, Pa. -- Eight Washington & Jefferson College field hockey players were named to the 2011 Gladiator by SGI/National Field Hockey Coaches Association National Academic Team on Monday.
Senior Shelby Colyer (Oxford, Ohio/Talawanda), juniors Erin Barno (Camp Hill, Pa./Cedar Cliff), Elizabeth Herb (Pittsburgh, Pa./North Allegheny), Arielle King (Hershey, Pa./Hershey), Amanda Pflumm (Shoreham, N.Y./Shoreham Wading River), Meaghan Thornlow (Hudson, Ohio/Hudson) and freshmen Catherine Beaudoin (Barkhamsted, Conn./North Western Regional) and Victoria Forkus (Bryants Pond, Maine/Telstar Regional) all earned the academic distinction. Colyer was named to the team for the fourth-straight year, one of 82 players in the nation to earn that honor.
The Gladiator by SGI and NFCHA academic teams honor student-athletes who have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher through the first semester of the 2011-12 academic year. As a team, the Presidents were one of 106 squads to post a GPA of at least 3.0.
W&J enjoyed the most successful season in program history in 2011 under Head Coach Jomara Coghlan. The Presidents won 14 matches and earned a bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament for the first time in school history after claiming the Empire 8 Conference championship.