GILBERT, Ariz. — The National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) is proud to announce that 147 programs have earned the 2019 Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA Division III National Academic Team Award.

The Division III 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.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology posted the highest team GPA with a mark of 3.84. Second on the top-five list was William Paterson University with a 3.75 team GPA. Coming in third were the 2019 NCAA Division III National Champions, Middlebury College, with a 3.71. Wells College and Alvernia University rounded out the top-five performers with team GPAs of 3.69 and 3.66, respectively.

The full list of National Academic Team Award honorees is below in alphabetical order.

Three Division III academic awards remain to be announced — the Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA National Academic Squad will be announced on March 12, the Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA Scholars of Distinction on March 25, and the Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA National Scholar-Athlete on April 2.


Top Five Performers

1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology 3.84
2. William Paterson University 3.75
3. Middlebury College 3.71
4. Wells College 3.69
5. Alvernia University 3.66


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

Albertus Magnus College
Albright College
Allegheny College
Alvernia University
Amherst College
Arcadia University
Babson College
Bates College
Becker College
Bowdoin College
Bridgewater College
Bridgewater State University
Bryn Mawr College
Cabrini University
Castleton University
Catholic University
Centre College
Christopher Newport University
Colby College
Colby-Sawyer College
Concordia University Wisconsin
Connecticut College
Dean College
Denison University
DePauw University
DeSales University
Dickinson College
Drew University
Earlham College
Eastern Connecticut State University
Eastern Mennonite University
Eastern University
Elizabethtown College
Elmira College
Elms College
Endicott College
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Fitchburg State University
Franklin & Marshall
Gettysburg College
Goucher College
Gwynedd Mercy University
Hamilton College
Hartwick College
Haverford College
Hood College
Houghton College
Husson University
Immaculata University
Ithaca College
Johns Hopkins University
Johnson & Wales University
Juniata College
Kean University
Keene State College
Kenyon College
Keuka College
Keystone College
King’s College
Lancaster Bible College
Lasell University
Lebanon Valley College
Manhattanville College
Marywood University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Messiah College
Middlebury College
Misericordia University
Montclair State University
Moravian College
Mount Holyoke College
Muhlenberg College
Nazareth College
Neumann University
New England College
Nichols College
Notre Dame of Maryland
Oberlin College
Ohio Wesleyan University
Plymouth State University
Ramapo College
Randolph-Macon College
Regis College
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rhodes College
Roger Williams University
Rowan University
Saint Joseph’s College of Maine
Salisbury University
Salve Regina University
Sewanee: The University of the South
Shenandoah University
Simmons University
Skidmore College
Smith College
Springfield College
St. John Fisher College
St. Lawrence University
St. Mary’s College of Maryland
Stevens Institute of Technology
Stevenson University
Stockton University
SUNY Brockport
SUNY Geneseo
SUNY Morrisville
SUNY Oneonta
SUNY Oswego
Susquehanna University
Swarthmore College
The College of New Jersey
The College of Wooster
The Sage Colleges
Thomas College
Transylvania University
Trinity College
Tufts University
Union College
University of Lynchburg
University of Maine at Farmington
University of Mary Washington
University of New England
University of Rochester
University of Scranton
University of Southern Maine
Ursinus College
Utica College
Vassar College
Virginia Wesleyan University
Washington & Jefferson College
Washington and Lee University
Washington College
Wellesley College
Wells College
Wesleyan University
Western Connecticut State University
Western New England University
Westfield State University
Wheaton College
Widener University
Wilkes University
William Paterson University
William Smith College
Williams College
Wittenberg University
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester State University
York College