Three Named as Scholars of Distinction
CHANDLER, Ariz. - Fourteen Shenandoah University field hockey players have earned National Academic Squad honors from the National Field Hockey Coaches Association in selections announced Friday by the NFHCA.
The 14: Kayla Alderman, Jennifer Bonnell, Katelyn Curtis, Natalie Fyock, Taylor Hayes, Amanda Hennen, Kiera Lane, Taylor Little, Elizabeth Pardo, Morgan Payne, Jenna Rampale, Sarah Reed, Whitney Ross, and Megan Stevens, have been earned the honor for having at least a 3.3 cumulative GPA.
Additionally, Alderman, Lane and Pardo have been named as Scholars of Distinction for having at least a 3.9 GPA. This is the third straight year that Pardo has earned Scholar of Distinction honors and the second straight year for Alderman and Lane.
Pardo has a 3.93 cumulative GPA as a kinesiology major with Alderman posting a 3.94 as a secondary education/athletic training major and Lane a perfect 4.0 as a psychology/pre-occupational therapy major.
On the field, Alderman, Hayes, Pardo and Payne were named All-ODAC with Pardo named to the first team and Hayes as the league's Rookie of the Year. The quartet also grabbed ODAC All-Tournament honors as Shenandoah captured its first-ever league title with wins over Virginia Wesleyan, Lynchburg and Washington and Lee in the tournament.
The 14 have an average GPA of 3.64.