NEW LONDON, Conn.--The 2014 Connecticut College field hockey team has been honored with the Gladiator by SGI/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) National Academic Team Award. This award is presented to teams who achieve a team grade point average of 3.0 or higher in the fall semester each season.
In addition to the team honors, four Camels have been recognized individually on the Gladiator by SGI/NFHCA National Academic Squad for maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.3 or higher.
Senior Heidi Halsted (Mill Valley, Calif.), a 2014 Longstreth/NFHCA All-West Region Selection, was joined on the national academic squad by sophomores Cassie Cohen (Gilford, N.H.), Amanda Jacobsen (Stafford Springs, Conn.) and Bryn MacGillivray (Westwood, Mass.).
Connecticut College Head Field Coach Chrissy Needham was pleased to learn of the academic honors for her team.
"Within our program, we expect our student-athletes to pursue excellence in the classroom and on the athletic field," Needham said. "As such, I am proud of our team for earning the NFHCA Team Academic Award for their collective academic performance in the fall 2014 semester."
Needham also saluted the four Camels who were named to the national academic squad.
"I am especially proud of Amanda, Bryn, Cassie and Heidi for being named to the NFHCA National Academic Team," Needham asserted. "By earning this honor, each has distinguished herself as being especially adept at balancing a challenging academic course load with the responsibilities of being a collegiate athlete here at Connecticut College. I congratulate each of them on this wonderful achievement!"
After finishing in an eighth place tie in Needham's first season at the helm, the Camels will return their top four scorers to the line-up next fall.