NFHCA announces 2021 Division II National Academic Team Award

Feb 21, 2022 | 2021-2022, Division II, News

Photo credit: Don Adams Jr./Lindenwood University

BROCKPORT, N.Y. — The National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) is proud to announce that 34 Division II programs have earned the 2021 NFHCA Division II National Academic Team Award.

The NFHCA 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.

Lindenwood University posted the highest team GPA with a mark of 3.67. Indiana University of Pennsylvania came in a close second with a team-average 3.66.

Top Five Performers

1. Lindenwood University 3.67
2. Indiana University of Pennsylvania 3.66
3. Slippery Rock University 3.64
4. Southern New Hampshire University 3.61
5. Adelphi University 3.60

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

2021 NFHCA Division II National Academic Team Award

Adelphi University
American International College
Assumption University
Belmont Abbey College
Bentley University
Bloomsburg University
Coker University
Converse University
East Stroudsburg University
Franklin Pierce University
Frostburg State University
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Kutztown University
Limestone University
Lindenwood University
Mansfield University
Mercy College
Mercyhurst University
Molloy College
Newberry College
Pace University
Queens University of Charlotte
Saint Anselm College
Saint Michael’s College
Seton Hill University
Shippensburg University
Slippery Rock University
Southern Connecticut State University
Southern New Hampshire University
St. Thomas Aquinas College
Stonehill College
University of Mount Olive
University of New Haven
West Chester University

One Division II academic award remains to be released, the NFHCA National Scholar-Athlete will be announced on February 23. The Division II National Academic Squad and Division II Scholars of Distinction were announced earlier this month.

The National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) is a nonprofit organization serving field hockey coaches and supporters of the game from across the United States. The mission of the organization is to champion, strengthen, and celebrate field hockey coaches and the game. The NFHCA strives to cultivate and recognize the professional contributions of its membership and to foster and promote the growth of the sport. The NFHCA is responsible for providing a recognizable presence and voice in regard to legislation affecting the sport as well as interscholastic and intercollegiate programs.