RICHMOND, Va. - Fourteen members of VCU's field hockey team have been named to the 2012 Gladiator by SGI/NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad.
The National Academic Squad recognizes those student-athletes who have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher through the first semester of the 2012-13 academic school year. The members of the field hockey team being recognized for this achievement are:
Nicole Barry (sophomore), Megan Botteri (R-junior), Nicola Breeman (sophomore), Kendall Clifton (freshman), Stephanie Demasi (junior), Kendall Farino (freshman), Stacey Farr (sophomore), Arialle Hess (senior), Melanie Marotta (senior), Haley McBee (senior), Meredith McNelis (junior), Kelsey O'Brien (junior), Kelsey Powell (junior) and Emilie Soares (junior)
Four of the Rams recognized on the National Academic Squad are four-year award recipients: Megan Botteri, Arialle Hess, Melanie Marotta and Haley McBee. This past fall, the Rams posted the highest team GPA of all VCU's 16 intercollegiate athletic programs with a 3.435.