PISCATAWAY, NJ – The Rutgers field hockey team is one of 42 squads to be honored by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association with its National Academic Team Award, the organization announced today.
The Scarlet Knights earned a cumulative team grade-point average of over 3.00 in the fall semester to qualify for the award. Rutgers is one of four BIG EAST schools to be recognized by the NFHCA, along with Boston College, Connecticut and Syracuse.
Individually, three members of the Scarlet Knights were singled out for their work in the classroom last week. Senior back Ashley Recker (Dillsburg, PA), junior forward Jamie Fraser (Voorhees, NJ) and sophomore goalkeeper Aga Siemiginowska (Winchester, MA) earned NFHCA National Academic Team honors for achieving a grade-point average of 3.30 or higher this fall.
Under the direction of head coach Liz Tchou, Rutgers finished 7-13 overall and 2-3 in the BIG EAST to finish fourth and qualify for the conference tournament. Rutgers had two players