Spartan Field Hockey Posts Third Best GPA in Division III

Spartan Field Hockey Posts Third Best GPA in Division III

YORK, PA - The York College field hockey team received great news this week as ZAG Field Hockey and the National Field Hockey Coaches Association listed the Spartan squad has having the third highest team grade point average among NCAA Division III programs. The green and white sport a strong 3.46 team GPA, which ties them for the third spot with Eastern University.

 “This is a great honor to be recognized for our hard work in the classroom,” Spartan head coach Megan Eckenrode said. “We not only have very good athletes but also very good students.”

In addition to the team accolade, fifteen individual Spartans landed on the ZAG/NFHCA National Academic Squad. Ashley Chance (Easton, Md./Easton), Katie Cuff (Newton, N.J./Newton), Veronica Eltz (Hanover, Pa./Delone Catholic), Catie Hare (Hanover, Pa./Southwestern), Jami Hassler (Derwood, Md./Magruder), Casey Knauss (St. Michaels, Md./Easton), Kelly Kreamer (Ambler, Pa./Wissahickon), Casey Lawrence (Abbottstown, Pa./Delone Catholic), April McFarland (York, Pa./Eastern York), Julie Reahl (Eldersburg, Md./Liberty), Rebecca Reeves (Forest Hill, Md./North Harford), Claire Rekitzke (Seaford, Del./Seaford Senior), Megan Spangler (Myerstown, Pa./Eastern Lebanon County), Nicole Starner (Aspers, Pa./Biglerville), and Chelsey Topper (Hanover, Pa./New Oxford) were each named to the team for their tremendous efforts in the classroom.

 “It really is a great honor to have this many players acknowledged for their academic abilities,” Eckenrode said. “It is a tough challenge to be a collegiate athlete and also perform well academically. I am very proud of each of them and the team as a whole.”


NFCHA Website-Click on '07-'08 Honors & Awards on left side bar, Division III at the bottom of the page