Grand Lake, Colo. (August 1) – For the second year in a row, the MIT women's lacrosse team qualified for the Zag Sports Division III Academic Merit Squad as announced by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) on Wednesday. The award recognizes the institution in each NCAA division with the highest team GPA for the academic year. The Engineers recorded a 3.68 grade point average on a 4.0 scale, tops among a field of 163 Division III schools.
"Being named the IWLCA Zag Sports Academic Merit Squad two years in a row is an incredible honor for our team and program," said head coach Anne Versprille. "We talk a lot about hard work on and off the field. The successes we had in both areas this year are a true testament to the effort put in by our student-athletes."
Last week, MIT collected several academic accolades from the IWLCA. The team earned a spot on the Academic Honor Squad while rising seniors Ana Flooks (Weston, Conn.), Shannon Francis (Houston, Texas), Lucy Halperin (Seattle, Wash.), and Cecilia McCormick (Islip, N.Y.) along with Eva Boal '18 (Princeton Junction, N.J.), Allison Kaslow '18 (Lithia, Fla.), Katie Notarangelo '18 (Foxboro, Mass.), Hind Saleh '18 (Bethesda, Md.), and Jack Simmons '18 (Houston, Texas) were named to the Academic Honor Roll.