Field Hockey Team, Seven Players Earn Classroom Honors

The entire Harvard team contributed to its National Academic Team Award selection (photo courtesy Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—The Harvard field hockey team and seven 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 Gladiator by SGI/NFHCA National Academic Team Award, which recognizes those institutions that achieved a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher during the fall 2009 semester.

Seven Harvard players were named to the Gladiator by SGI/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 2009-10 academic year.

Senior Elizabeth Goodman-Bacon and junior Pilar Curtis, both psychology concentrators, were each named to the squad for the third time, while sophomore Allie Kimmel garnered her second straight academic selection. Crimson freshmen Kim Goh, Nix Maasdorp, Cynthia Tassopoulos and Katelin Wahl also earned selection to the National Academic Squad.