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ODU boasts highest GPA among all Division I field hockey programs

The Old Dominion University field hockey program was honored with the 2009 Gladiator by SGI/NFHCA Collegiate National Academic Team Award on March 25. The Lady Monarchs topped the list of 63 Division I field hockey teams that achieved a minimum grade point average of 3.0 during the first semester of the 2009-10 academic year.

ODU boasted the highest GPA among all Division I field hockey programs, compiling a team average of 3.52. LaSalle placed second with a GPA of 3.51. American, Robert Morris and Monmouth rounded out the top five.

During the fall of 2009, 13 members of the Lady Monarchs field hockey team were named to the dean's list. Freshman Julie Hodge and seniors Kelly Driscoll and Hannah Warren all had GPAs above 3.55 and were recognized on All-Colonial Athletic Association squads for their performances on the field. Driscoll and Warren were named second team All-CAA, while Hodge was selected to the All-Rookie Team.

Since 1989, the ODU field hockey team has earned a grade point average of 3.0 or better every year.

This article was posted on: March 29, 2010

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