PISCATAWAY, NJ – Rutgers field hockey’s Stacey Gaenzle (Lancaster, PA), Erica Hartwig (Medford, NJ) and Heather Graver (Vincetown, NJ) were named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) National Academic Squad. To earn the award, student-athletes are nominated by their coaches after achieving a 3.30 cumulative GPA through the fall 2002 semester." />
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RU Field Hockey Has Three Named to NFHCA Academic Squad
  • Posted on March 03, 2003 12:00:00 AM
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  • PISCATAWAY, NJ – Rutgers field hockey’s Stacey Gaenzle (Lancaster, PA), Erica Hartwig (Medford, NJ) and Heather Graver (Vincetown, NJ) were named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) National Academic Squad. To earn the award, student-athletes are nominated by their coaches after achieving a 3.30 cumulative GPA through the fall 2002 semester.

    Gaenzle, the junior goalkeeper and captain, is majoring in psychology at Rutgers College. She started in goal 16 of 17 matched played, earning a save percentage of .743 and a goals-against average of 3.29. Her 168 saves are eighth on the RU single-season chart and ranks eighth for career saves (299) and career minutes (2433) and 10th for career save percentage (.738) and goals-against average (3.05). She spent the entire 2002 season first in the BIG EAST for overall saves (168) and in conference-only matches (46). Gaenzle was ranked in the top 10 nationally all season for saves, ranking as high as fourth, while finishing the season fifth. Gaenzle also was a BIG EAST Academic All-Star in 2001-2002.

    Hartwig started 13 of 17 matches played last season. A junior forward, Hartwig took six shots on goal in 2002 and has one goal and one assist for three points in her career. She was a BIG EAST Academic All-Star in 2000-2001. She is majoring in accounting with a minor in political science at Rutgers College.

    Graver made five starts in 17 matches played during her rookie campaign, taking seven shots on goal. The freshman forward is interested in majoring in biology and attends Rutgers College.

    All three student-athletes are first-time honorees, joining the list of 12 other Scarlet Knights to have earned a spot on the academic squad, dating back to 1987. This year, there are 511 athletes on the list, representing 77 schools.

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