CHANDLER, Ariz. - Eleven Villanova field hockey student-athletes were named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division I National Academic Squad when the awards were announced on Monday, March 23. Seniors Jessica Swoboda and Lauren Wilson led the Wildcats as four-year recipients of the National Academic Squad award.
Sophomore Kristen Mericle earned a spot on the squad.
The National Academic Squad recognizes those student-athletes who have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher through the first semester of the 2014-15 academic year.
Two weeks ago, Villanova was named a 2014 Gladiator by SGI / NFHCA Division I National Academic Team for maintaining a 3.0 GPA during the fall playing season.