GILBERT, Ariz. – For the seventh year in a row, The University of Scranton field hockey squad has earned the Zag Field Hockey / NFHCA Division III National Academic Team Award as the National Field Hockey Coaches Association announced on Wednesday that the Royals were one of 131 teams from across the country to capture the award.
The award is presented to NCAA Division III teams that achieved a 3.0 team grade point average or higher during the fall semester of the 2018-19 academic year.
The Royals have now claimed the award in each of the last seven seasons under the leadership of head coach Colleen Moyer.
Today's award recognized the academic excellence of the Royals, who enjoyed a strong fall on the field as well as they posted a 13-6 (4-3 Landmark) record and finished as the Landmark Conference runner-up after reaching the title game for just the second time in program history and for the first time since 2013.
Three NFHCA Division III awards remain to be announced — the Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA National Academic Squad will be announced on March 20, the Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA Scholars of Distinction on March 27 and the Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA National Scholar-Athlete on April 3
To view a complete list of the 2018 Zag Field Hockey / NFHCA Division III National Academic Team Award recipients, click here.