March 12, 2008
The Neumann College Field Hockey Team was named to the 2007 ZAG/NFHCA Division III National Academic Team. The National Academic Team Award recognizes those institutions that achieve a minimum GPA of 3.0 during the first semester of the 2007-08 academic year.
In addition to the team honor, eight Knights achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher to earn a place on the 2007 NFCA National Academic Scholar-Athlete Division III Team. The National Academic Squad program recognizes those collegiate student-athletes who have achieved a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.30 through the first semester of the 2007-08 academic year. The Following have all earned a place on the academic squad.
Gabrielle Bendistis- Media, Pa. (Penncrest)
Amanda Biagi- Bellmawr, NJ (Paul VI)
Abigail Bilski- East Earl, Pa. (Lancaster Catholic)
Chelsea Ward- Willingboro, NJ (Rancocas Valley)
Andrea White- Wilmigton, De. (St. Elizabeth
Diane Bergman- Runnemede, NJ (Triton Regional)
Rachael DiCicco- South Dennis, NJ (Middle Township)
Kerri Sinclair- Chadds Ford, Pa. (Unionville)
Kerry Ronan- Morgan, NJ (Sayreville)
Megan Mazur- Parlin, NJ (Sayreville)
Krystalyn Christiansen- Sayerville, NJ (Sayerville)
"This award speaks volumes on our team. We have such a talented group of ladies, both on and off the field. This really is a great honor," stated head coach Sarah Kurpel.
The Knights finished with a 7-14 overall record and advanced to the PAC Playoffs where they fell to Misericordia by a score of 1-0. Chelsea Ward was named to the PAC All-Conference 1st team and Kaitlin Murphy and Lauren Hood were named to the 2nd All-Conference team.
Listed below are links to the 2007 NFHCA Collegiate National Academic Squad and National Academic Team Award press releases.
Neumann College Athletics Field Hockey