GILBERT, Ariz. – Seven University of Scranton players have been recognized as Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA Division III Scholars of Distinction, which recognizes student-athletes who have achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.9 or higher through the first semester of the 2018-19 academic year.
Earning the award for the Royals are senior Katherine McVeagh (Flourtown, Pa./Springfield Township), junior Claire McAllister (Plymouth Meeting, Pa./Plymouth-Whitemarsh), sophomores Annie Amentler (Drums, Pa./Hazleton Area) and Jenna Cyr (Coopersburg, Pa./Southern Lehigh), and freshmen Allie Benadon (Hillsborough, N.J./Hillsborough), Shannon Broderick (New Fairfield, Conn./New Fairfield), and Amanda Gerenza (Stroudsburg, Pa./Pocono Mountain East).
Scranton had three players earn the award multiple times with McVeagh claimed the honor for the fourth straight year, McAllister capturing it each of the past three seasons, and Amentler now being recognized in back-to-back years.
Scranton's seven players honored on Wednesday were among just 268 field hockey player from across the country to achieve the awards.
Scranton previously placed 22 player on the Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA National Academic Squad which recognized players with a 3.3 or higher cumulative grade point average, as the Royals tied for the second most recipients in country.
As a team, Scranton also collected its seventh straight Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA Division III National Academic Team award which honors teams with a 3.0 or higher grade point average.
To view the complete list of the 2018 Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA Division III Scholars of Distinction, click here.