PISCATAWAY, NJ - Recently graduated Rutgers University women’s lacrosse player Lisa Savage (Cortlandt Manor, NY) was named to the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Division I Academic Honor Roll, the organization announced.
Savage is among 141 student-athletes from around the nation to be named to the organization’s honor roll. To be eligible for the honor roll a student-athlete must achieve at least a 3.2 GPA during the spring semester and must be either a junior or a senior.
Savage’s award marks the 14th honor for Rutgers on the honor roll list since its inception in 1998. RU has had at least one representative on the list each year with multiple representatives five times. Savage, who was named to the IWLCA Division I Academic Honor Roll for the first time in 2004, becomes the fourth Scarlet Knight to be named to the honor roll twice.
In 2002, Savage scored in the very first game of her career against Virginia Tech and continued her solid play through the 2004 season. In 45 career games, Savage tallied 32 goals and 19 assists for 51 points. She was one of six Scarlet Knights to register double-digit goal totals during the 2004 season. While her playing career was cut short due to injuries that stretched from the 2005 season until her final day “On the Banks” in 2006, Savage remained an integral part of a Rutgers team that relied heavily on its few veterans to guide a young group of players.
Savage earned a degree in Psychology from Rutgers College and graduated with a Masters in Elementary Education this past spring.