RELEASE DATE: 3/4/09
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Mansfield field hockey earns NFHCA Division II National Academic Team honors – Courtney Grunza earns National Academic Squad recognition for fourth straight year
MANSFIELD – The 2009 Mansfield University field hockey team continued its tradition of earning NFHCA Collegiate National Academic Team honors and senior Courtney Grunza earned Division II National Academic Squad honors for the fourth straight year highlighting MU five players to earn the national academic recognition.
The National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) National Academic Team award recognizes NCAA Division II institutions that earned at least a 3.0 GPA during the first semester of the 2009-10 academic year. Mansfield was one of 18 schools to receive the designation for 2009 including seven PSAC programs.
Courtney Grunza (Nicholson/Lackawanna Trail), freshman Kristyn Grunza (Nicholson/Lackawanna Trail), freshman Alycia Pici (Ekma,NY/Iroquois), senior Hayley Tuckey (Courtright,ONT/SCITS), and sophomore Jessie Wolski (Barker,NY/Barker) National Academic Squad honors.
The NFHCA National Academic Squad recognizes student-athletes who have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher through the first semester of the 2009-10 academic year.
Courtney Grunza also who earned 1st Team NFHCA honors as a defender this season.