GILBERT, Ariz. — The National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) is proud to announce that 73 programs have earned the 2019 Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA Division I National Academic Team Award.

The Division I National Academic Team Award recognizes programs that earned a team grade-point average of 3.0 or higher during the fall semester of the 2019-2020 school year.

Virginia Commonwealth University posted the highest team GPA with a mark of 3.81. Tied for second on the top-five list with a 3.67 GPA were three Ivy League competitors; Columbia University, Dartmouth College, and Harvard University. The University of Massachusetts rounded out the top-five performers with a team GPA of 3.66.

The full list of National Academic Team Award honorees is below in alphabetical order. A collection of past award winners can be found here.

Three Division I academic awards remain to be announced — the Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA National Academic Squad will be announced on March 10, the Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA Scholars of Distinction on March 23, and the Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA National Scholar-Athlete on March 31.


Top Five Performers

1. Virginia Commonwealth University 3.81
2. Columbia University 3.67
    Dartmouth College 3.67
    Harvard University 3.67
5. University of Massachusetts 3.66

2019 Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA Division I National Academic Team Award

American University
Appalachian State University
Ball State University
Boston College
Boston University
Bryant University
Bucknell University
Central Michigan University
Colgate University
College of the Holy Cross
Columbia University
Cornell University
Dartmouth College
Davidson College
Drexel University
Duke University
Fairfield University
Georgetown University
Harvard University
Hofstra University
James Madison University
Kent State University
La Salle University
Lafayette College
Lehigh University
Liberty University
Lock Haven University
Long Island University
Longwood University
Merrimack College
Miami University
Michigan State University
Monmouth University
Northeastern University
Northwestern University
Ohio State University
Ohio University
Old Dominion University
Penn State University
Princeton University
Providence College
Quinnipiac University
Rider University
Rutgers University
Sacred Heart University
Saint Francis University
Saint Joseph’s University
Saint Louis University
Stanford University
Syracuse University
Temple University
Towson University
University of California, Berkeley
University of Connecticut
University of Delaware
University of Iowa
University of Louisville
University of Maine
University of Maryland
University of Massachusetts
University of Massachusetts, Lowell
University of Michigan
University of North Carolina
University of Pennsylvania
University of Richmond
University of Vermont
University of Virginia
Villanova University
Virginia Commonwealth University
Wagner College
Wake Forest University
William & Mary
Yale University