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Philly schools named IWLCA Academic Squad honors for 2012; two make Merit status

Friday, 24th August 2012

Categories College, Girl's/Women's  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 8/24/12
From Press Release

The IWLCA has recognized 10 schools – including Drexel and Philadelphia University – as earning Merit Squad status for the 2012 season, with schools honored in each division. Institutions were named Merit Squads by virtue of having one of the top three team GPAs for the season. In addition, all teams that posted team GPAs of 3.0 or higher were recognized earlier this year as Academic Squads.

In Division III, Hamilton College led all institutions with a 3.60 GPA. Vassar College (3.52), Wesleyan University (3.44) and Pacific University (3.44) also earned Merit Squad honors after each being previously honored as one of 71 schools that earned Academic Squad honors. This is Vassar’s second consecutive year as a Merit Squad honoree. Earlier this year, these three institutions were recognized as 61 schools earned Academic Squad honors from the IWLCA.

Georgian Court University boasted the highest team GPA in Division II with a 3.40 mark. Bentley University (3.39) and Philadelphia (3.36) were both honored as well. Earlier this year, 19 teams, including these three institutions, were recognized as Academic Squads.

The institution in Division I with the highest team GPA was American University, an honor the institution also earned in 2011. The Eagles forged a 3.66 team GPA. Brown earned the Merit Squad status for the second consecutive year with a team GPA of 3.51, just edging out Drexel’s 3.50. These three schools were part of the 42 institutions that were named Academic Squads earlier this week.

Division I
American University
Brown University
Drexel University

Division II
Georgian Court University
Bentley University
Philadelphia University

Division III
Hamilton College
Vassar College
Wesleyan University
Pacific University

Division I

The IWLCA has recognized 42 Division I schools as earning Academic Squad honors for the 2012 season. Every school with a team GPA of 3.0 or higher earned Academic Squad honors, including NCAA semifinalist Florida. Seven squads that participated in the NCAA Championships were named as Academic Squads.

Albany
American
Brown
California
Canisius
Central Connecticut
Columbia
Cornell
Davidson
Denver
Detroit Mercy
Drexel
Fairfield
Florida
George Washington
Georgetown
Holy Cross
Jacksonville
Lafayette
Lehigh

Longwood
Louisville
Manhattan
Marist
Monmouth
New Hampshire
North Carolina
Notre Dame
Ohio State
Penn State
Princeton

Quinnipiac
Rutgers
Saint Francis
Saint Mary’s (CA)
Temple
Vanderbilt
Vermont
Virginia
Virginia Tech
Wagner
Yale

Division II

The IWLCA has recognized 19 Division II schools in Division II as earning Academic Squad honors for the 2011 season. Every school with a team GPA of 3.0 or higher earned Academic Squad honors, including NCAA runner-up West Chester and NCAA semifinalist Rollins. Three of the six teams that participated in the NCAA Cchampionships in 2012 were named Academic Squads.

Bentley
Dowling
Florida Southern
Franklin Pierce
Georgian Court
Grand Valley State
Indiana (PA)
Lake Erie
Limestone
Mercyhurst
Merrimack
Millersville
Molloy
Philadelphia
Queens (NC)
Rollins
Seton Hill
Slippery Rock
West Chester

Division III

The IWLCA has recognized 61 Division III schools in Division III as earning Academic Squad honors for the 2012 season. Every school with a team GPA of 3.0 or higher earned Academic Squad honors, including NCAA champion Trinity College, NCAA runner-up Salisbury University, and NCAA semifinalists SUNY Cortland and Middlebury College. Sixteen of the teams that participated in the 2012 NCAA Championships were named Academic Squads.

Alfred
Allegheny
Amherst
Augustana
Buffalo State
Catholic
Colby
Colorado
Cortland
Denison
Dickinson
Eastern
Fredonia State
Geneseo
Gettysburg
Goucher
Hamilton
Kean
Lebanon Valley
Lynchburg
Manhattanville
Massachusetts Dartmouth
McDaniel
Messiah
Middlebury
Misericordia
MIT
Mount Holyoke
Nazareth
North Central
Notre Dame (MD)
Oberlin
Occidental
Plymouth State
Potsdam
Redlands
Rensselaer (RPI)
Rochester
Salisbury
Salve Regina
Shenandoah
Simmons
Skidmore
Springfield
St. Mary’s (MD)
Stevens
Trinity
Vassar
Virginia Wesleyan
Washington & Lee
Wellesley
Wesley
Wesleyan
Western Connecticut
Western New England
Wheaton
Whittier
Widener
Williams
Wooster
York


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