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West Chester honored as Merit Squad by IWLCA; 12 other philly schools cited for academics

Monday, 24th August 2009

Categories College, Girl's/Women's  
 

Phillylacrossse.com, Posted 8/24/09

West Chester University has been named a Division II Merit Squad for academic excellence by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA). To achieve Merit Squad status, the school must have one of the top three collective GPAs in its division.

Meanwhile, six Philly teams in the Division I level and six more at the Division III level have Academic Squad honors for posting collective GPAs of over 3.0. The Division I teams included Drexel, La Salle, Penn, St. Joseph’s, Temple and Villanova The Division III teams were Bryn Mawr, Eastern, Haverford College, Neumann, Swarthmore, and Ursinus.

Two of the Division I Merit Squads were coached by Philly grads. Stanford (3.523 GPA) is coached by Amy Bokker (Phoenixville) and Hofstra (3.50) s guided by Abby Morgan (Great Valley).

West Chester led all Division II women’s teams in the nation with a collective GPA of 3.407. Recently, the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference named 18 members of the team on the league Academic Honor Roll.

Division II

2009 IWLCA Merit Squads (Team GPA)

West Chester 3.407 GPA

Gannon 3.345 GPA

Belmont Abbey 3.21 GPA

2009 IWLCA Academic Squads

Belmont Abbey

Bloomsburg

C. W. Post

Dowling

Gannon

Mercyhurst

Molloy

Pfeiffer

West Chester

Division I

2009 IWLCA Merit Squads (Team GPA)

Wagner 3.53 GPA

Stanford 3.523 GPA

Hofstra 3.50 GPA

2009 IWLCA Academic Squads

Albany

American

Binghamton

Boston College

Brown

Canisius

Cincinnati

Columbia

Cornell

Dartmouth

Drexel

Duke

Duquesne

Fairfield

Fresno State

George Washington

Georgetown

Harvard

Hofstra

James Madison

La Salle

Lafayette

Lehigh

Long Island

Manhattan

Maryland

New Hampshire

Northwestern

Notre Dame

Ohio State

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Princeton

Quinnipiac

Robert Morris

Rutgers

Sacred Heart

Saint Francis

Saint Joseph‘s

Siena

Stanford

Syracuse

Temple

Towson

Vanderbilt

Vermont

Villanova

Wagner

William and Mary

Division III

2009 IWLCA Merit Squads (Team GPA)

Vassar  3.474 GPA

College of Notre Dame 3.443 GPA

Washington & Lee 3.438 GPA

2009 IWLCA Academic Squads

Allegheny

Alvernia

Amherst

Bates

Bowdoin

Bridgewater

Bryn Mawr

Buffalo State

Catholic

Colby

Connecticut

Denison

Drew

Eastern

Elmira

Elms

Franklin & Marshall

Gettysburg

Goucher

Hamilton

Haverford College

Hollins

Manhattanville

McDaniel

Messiah

Middlebury

Misericordia

Mount Holyoke

Nazareth

Neumann

University of New England

TCNJ

North Central

College of Notre Dame

Oberlin

Oswego

Redlands

RPI

RIT

Rowan

St. Lawrence

St. Mary’s

Saint Vincent

Smith

Stevens

Swarthmore

Trine

Trinity College

Tufts

Ursinus

Vassar

Virginia Wesleyan

Washington and Lee

Wellesley

Wesleyan

Western Connecticut State

William Smith

Williams

Wooster

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