Field hockey earns 14th consecutive academic honor

The EMU field hockey team earned the National Academic Team Award by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA). The award recognizes the team GPA from the fall semester of the 2019-20 academic year.

This marks the 14th straight year that the EMU team has earned the National Academic Team Award, a streak started from the 2006 season.

“The field hockey program strives to succeed on the field and in the classroom,” said Coach Ashley Kishorn. “The players work hard to balance their schedules through the fall season. We are proud of the commitment the players make to their academics and are thrilled that they have once again exceeded our expectations.”

The NFHCA recognizes college teams with a team grade point average of 3.0 or higher with the award. Zag Field Hockey sponsors the national award.

The Royals finished with a record of 5-13, and sophomore defender Brandy Troutman (Mountville, Pa./Hempfield) tied for the national lead with a program record 17 defensive saves.