Kutztown Field Hockey Receives National Team Academic Award for 15th Consecutive Year

3/12/2019 | Field HockeyOfficial Release

The Kutztown University field hockey team was recognized as 1-of-30 Division II field hockey programs to maintain at least a 3.0 team GPA during the Fall 2018 semester, earning them the Zag Field Hockey / NFHCA Division II National Academic Team Award for the 15th consecutive year.

Head Coach Marci Scheuing has proven her strong commitment to excellence in the classroom. At Kutztown, her teams have received the National Academic Team Award in each of her six years, including the top GPA in Division II in 2015.

The Golden Bears program continues to win on and off of the field.

“Our program prides itself on academics,” said Scheuing. “This [award] is because of the hard work of all of our student-athletes in study hall and in the classroom. I am so proud of this team for what they have accomplished off of the field, as well as on the field.”

Kutztown finished the 2018 season at 14-5 overall, the most wins by a program since 2007, including seven Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) games. The Maroon and Gold also played in their first PSAC Tournament since 2015. They were voted ninth in the nation in Division II in the final national poll.

KU also defeated the No. 1 team in the nation, West Chester, on Oct. 24 last season, and held separate win streaks of five and eight games. Kutztown is set to return 22-of-26 from its roster for 2019 after graduating seniors McKenna Conselyea, Laura Durdon, Lauren Latchford and Rita Muro.

There is a ton of positive momentum in the field hockey program heading into the Fall.

Individually, members of the NFHCA National Academic Squad (3.3 GPA or higher) and the Scholars of Distinction (3.9 GPA or higher) will be announced at a later date.

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