MEDFORD - Annie Artz, a recent Tufts University graduate, was announced on Tuesday as a member of the 2017 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America® Division III At-Large Teams.
The leading scorer on Tufts' national finalist field hockey team, Artz is one of 45 student-athletes in the nation selected to the three Academic All-America® At-Large teams. The At-Large teams include athletes from the sports of fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming, tennis, volleyball, water polo, and wrestling.
Receiving a second team honor, Artz is one of only three athletes from the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) on the Academic All-America® At-Large Teams. She is one of nine individuals from New England Division III schools.
Recognizing the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom, the Academic All-America® Team is made up of student-athletes who are a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale). Last month, Artz received Academic All-District® Team honors to earn a spot on the Academic All-America® Team ballot.
A psychology major with a mass communications and media studies minor, Artz started all 22 games for the Jumbo field hockey team which advanced to the NCAA Championship Game in November. She led the team with 14 goals and 30 points along with four game-winning goals. In 10 conference games she tallied six goals and one assist. Tufts finished 19-3 overall and won the NESCAC championship. Artz scored twice in the conference final versus Middlebury.
From Gates Mills, Ohio, Artz was selected as a National Field Hockey Coaches Assciation (NFHCA) Second Team All-American and to the NFHCA All-New England West Region first team. She is a three-time NFHCA All-Academic Team member. Artz was All-NESCAC first team last fall as well.
An Academic All-NESCAC recipient in 2014 and 2016 (missed '15 with an injury), Artz also played three years of lacrosse at Tufts from 2014-16. She was a member of Tufts' Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and made Dean's list every semester.
Artz joins softball senior Cassie Ruscz, baseball senior Speros Varinos and men's lacrosse senior Tyler Olney as Jumbos to receive CoSIDA Academic All-America® honors this spring.