Harvard Field Hockey Team, 10 Players Honored by NFHCA for Academics

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass.-The Harvard field hockey team and 10 individual players have been honored for their success in the classroom by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association.

The Crimson was a recipient of the NFHCA National Academic Team Award, which recognizes those institutions that achieved a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher during the fall 2008 semester. Harvard's student-athletes combined for a 3.358 GPA.

Ten Harvard players were named to the NFHCA National Academic Squad, which recognizes those collegiate student-athletes who have achieved a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.30 through the first semester of the 2008-09 academic year.

2008 seniors Abbie Harpstead, Tami Jafar, Francine Polet and Kylie Stone were among those Crimson players honored. Harpstead, Polet and Stone were also recognized for making the squad in each of their four years at Harvard. All three four-year honorees were also key members of the team. Harpstead and Polet were starting backs concentrating in chemistry and social studies, respectively. Stone started in goal for the Crimson and is a government concentrator.

Harvard's other academic selections were junior Elizabeth Goodman-Bacon, sophomores Pilar Curtis and Grier Tumas and freshmen Allie Kimmel, Rumbi Mushavi and Ana Roda.