Grand Lake, Colo. (August 1) – The MIT women's lacrosse team received multiple academic awards from the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) last week. The Engineers were among 312 schools across NCAA Division I, II, III, and the NAIA to be named an IWLCA Zag Sports Academic Honor Squad. In addition, MIT placed eight student-athletes on the IWLCA Zag Sports Division III Academic Honor Roll.
Ana Flooks '19 (Weston, Conn.), Shannon Francis '19 (Houston, Texas), Lucy Halperin '19 (Seattle, Wash.), and Cecilia McCormick '19 (Islip, N.Y.) were named to the Academic Honor Roll for the second time. Christine Noh '19 (La Canada, Calif.) along with rising seniors Rayna Higuchi (Solana Beach, Calif.), Sydney LaPorte (Baltimore, Md.), and Emily Ryeom (New York, N.Y.) were first-time honorees. To be eligible for the Academic Honor Roll, student-athletes must be a junior, senior, or graduate student and have earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.
To qualify for the Academic Honor Squad, the team must have posted at least a 3.0 GPA for the academic year. The Engineers along with Babson College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, Springfield College, U.S Coast Guard Academy, Wellesley College, and Wheaton College represented the NEWMAC on the list.