Field Hockey Program Garners Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA Division III Academic Team Award

The Royals earned a Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA Division III Academic Team Award for the eighth straight year. © Photo by Timothy R. Dougherty / doubleeaglephotography.com
The Royals earned a Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA Division III Academic Team Award for the eighth straight year. © Photo by Timothy R. Dougherty / doubleeaglephotography.com

GILBERT, Ariz. – The University of Scranton field hockey team has garnered the Zag Field Hockey / NFHCA Division III National Academic Team Award for the eighth straight year as announced by the organization on Thursday afternoon.

Scranton was one of 147 Division III programs from across the country to earn 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 2019-20 academic year.

Not only did Scranton excel in the classroom, but on the field, the Royals captured the program's first Landmark Conference title and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the second time in program history. The Royals went 13-8 (6-1 Landmark) under the guidance of head coach Colleen Moyer who was named Landmark Conference Coach of the Year.

Three NFHCA Division III awards remain to be announced — the Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA National Academic Squad will be announced on March 12, the Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA Scholars of Distinction on March 25 and the Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA National Scholar-Athlete on April 2.

Click here to view a full list of the 2019 Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA Division III National Academic Team Award recipients.

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