CHANDLER, Arizona – The Earlham College field hockey team earned the Division III National Academic Team Award, given out by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA).
In order to receive this award, teams need to achieve a 3.0 grade-point average (GPA) or higher. The Quakers, as a team, tallied a 3.65 grade-point average. Only three other schools in all of NCAA Division III, Swarthmore College (Pennsylvania), Mount Holyoke College (Massachusetts), and Springfield College (Maryland) finished with team GPAs higher than Earlham. In addition, the Quakers have finished with one of the top five GPAs in the country for the second consecutive year.
Earlham concluded its 2016 season with a 6-13 overall record and a 3-11 mark in NCAC play. The win total marks the highest for the Quakers since the 2008 season.