NFHCA announces 2022 Division II National Academic Team Award

Feb 21, 2023 | 2022-2023, Division II, News

Photo credit: Franklin Pierce University

GENEVA, N.Y. — The National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) is proud to announce that 9 Division II programs have earned the 2022 NFHCA Division II National Academic Team Award sponsored by TopSticks.

The NFHCA National Academic Team Award recognizes programs that earned a team grade-point average of 3.5 or higher during the fall semester of the current academic year.

Franklin Pierce University posted the highest team GPA with a mark of 3.66. East Stroudsburg University and Pace University came in a close second with team-averages of 3.65.

Top Five Performers

1. Franklin Pierce University, 3.66  
2. East Stroudsburg University, 3.65  
2. Pace University, 3.65  
4.Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 3.61  
5.Bloomsburg University, 3.58  

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

2022 NFHCA Division II National Academic Team Award

Bloomsburg University
East Stroudsburg University
Franklin Pierce University
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Pace University
Slippery Rock University
Southern New Hampshire University
University of Mount Olive
University of New Haven

One Division II academic award remains to be released, the NFHCA National Scholar-Athlete will be announced on February 22. The Division II National Academic Squad and Division II Scholars of Distinction were announced earlier this month.

TopSticks is the official sponsor of the NFHCA National Academic Team award.

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.