Student-Athlete Awards

The NFHCA has the honor of recognizing field hockey student-athletes throughout the year for their accomplishments on the field and in the classroom.

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National Player of the Year

This award is presented to the top field hockey athlete at each collegiate level.

Categories: Division I, Division II, Division III

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Regional Player of the Year

Regional Player of the Year honors are awarded to the student-athlete who is ranked at the top of their region by the All-Region selection committee.

Categories: Division I, Division II, Division III

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All-American

All-American teams are made up of student-athletes that represent the highest level of field hockey players with regard to the nominating criteria.

Categories: Division I, Division II, Division III, High School

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All-Region

All-Region teams are made up of student-athletes that represent the highest level of field hockey players in their region with regard to the nominating criteria. A region’s team size is contingent on the number of institutions (collegiate) or NFHCA members (high school) within their region.

Categories: Division I, Division III, High School

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Player of the Month

The Player of the Month program honors top-performers throughout the year. Players are nominated by their own NFHCA-member coaches and the honorees are selected by a voting panel comprised of NFHCA representatives.

Categories: High School, Club

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Player of the Week

The Player of the Week program honors an offensive and defensive player of the week in each division throughout the season. Student-athletes are nominated by their collegiate conference.

Categories: Division I, Division II, Division III

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National Scholar-Athlete

This award is presented to the All-American honoree who earns the highest cumulative grade-point average through the first semester of the current academic year.

Categories: Division I, Division II, Division III

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Scholars of Distinction

The Scholars of Distinction program recognizes student-athletes who have achieved a cumulative grade-point average of 3.9 or higher through the first semester of the current academic year.

Categories: Division I, Division II, Division III, High School

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National Academic Squad

The National Academic Squad program honors student-athletes who have achieved a cumulative grade-point average of 3.3 or higher through the first semester of the current academic year.

Categories: Division I, Division II, Division III, High School

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National Academic Team Award

The National Academic Team Award recognizes programs that earned a team grade-point average of 3.0 or higher during the fall semester of the current academic year.

Categories: Division I, Division II, Division III

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Sponsors

The NFHCA High School National Academic Squad is sponsored by Optimal Performance Associates.

For over 15 years Optimal Performance Associates has been dedicated to providing innovative and exciting team building workshops, seminars, and retreats that will meet specific objectives and goals. The mission is to provide organizations with a dynamic learning experience that will promote the enhancement of relationships and the building of tangible skills that will produce positive results.