PISCATAWAY, NJ - Three members of the Rutgers field hockey team have been named to the 2003 National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division I National Academic Squad, the organization announced today.
In order to qualify, student-athletes must have achieved a minimum of a 3.30 grade-point average through the first semester of the 2003-04 academic year. Rutgers’ recipients were senior back Ashley Recker (Dillsburg, PA), junior forward Jaime Fraser (Voorhees, NJ) and sophomore goalie Aga Siemiginowska (Winchester, MA). The Scarlet Knights were also honored as a team for their cumulative grade-point average.
Recker, a tri-captain on the 2003 team, started all 19 games she played in and scored two game-winning goals to go along with three defensive saves. Her tally against Providence on Oct. 10 propelled Rutgers into the BIG EAST Tournament. Recker is a political science major with a minor in psychology.
Fraser played in all 20 games this year, starting 12. She took 11 shots on goal, scoring a goal in RU’s season-opener against West Chester. Fraser is a marine science major with a minor in psychology.
Siemiginowska started eight games in goal this year, making 52 saves and registering her first career shutout against Providence on Oct. 12. She is a geography major with a minor in political science.
Under the direction of first-year head coach Liz Tchou, Rutgers finished the
2003 season 7-13 overall and 2-3 in the BIG EAST. After a one-year absence,
the Scarlet Knights qualified for the BIG EAST Tournament as the fourth seed