MEDFORD - The Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) named its IWLCA / Zag Sports Academic Honor Squads and Division III Academic Honor Roll recently, with Tufts head coach Courtney Shute's team receiving a half dozen awards.
Tufts was one of 308 schools across Division I, II, III, and NAIA recognized as IWLCA Zag Sports Academic Honor Squads for the 2016-17 academic year. To qualify for this prestigious honor, the women’s lacrosse team must have posted a 3.0 or higher team grade point avearge for the academic year. Coach Shute's Jumbos have a combined 3.381 cumulative GPA.
The IWLCA also honored 532 student-athletes from 159 different institutions on the 2017 IWLCA Zag Sports Division III Academic Honor Roll. To be eligible for this honor, student-athletes must be a junior, senior, or graduate student and have earned a cumulative academic GPA of 3.50 or greater.
For the Jumbos, recent graduates Kate Mackin (biology/community health double major) and Olivia Veillette (economics), as well as rising seniors Taylor Meek (sociology), Caroline Nowak (economics) and Tori Rudnicki (quantitative economics) earned this accolade.