W&J Women's Lacrosse Earns Academic Team Honor
WASHINGTON, Pa. -- Washington & Jefferson College was one of 71 NCAA Division III women’s lacrosse teams recently honored by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) as an Academic Squad. A total of 208 colleges or universities fielded NCAA Division III women’s lacrosse programs this past spring.
Every school with a team grade-point average of 3.00 or higher earned “Academic Squad” honors, including NCAA champion Gettysburg and NCAA semifinalist The College of New Jersey. W&J earned the team recognition for the first time in the four-year history of the program.
A total of 56 NCAA Division I teams earned the team award as well as 16 programs from NCAA Division II.
Washington & Jefferson posted its second-straight 13-4 record during the 2011 season. The Presidents’ winning percentage (.765) was the 20th-best nationally. W&J also ranked 13th in the nation in scoring defense (7.41 gpg allowed) and 18th in caused turnovers (10.71 ctpg).
Head Coach Kate Scattergood has led the Presidents to a 36-23 record during the first four varsity seasons in school history. W&J has made back-to-back postseason trips to the ECAC Division III Tournament.
The women’s lacrosse team was the sixth Washington & Jefferson College athletics team to collect a team academic award by a respective sport’s governing body, joining field hockey, men’s water polo, women’s water polo, men’s swimming & diving and women’s swimming & diving.