MEDFORD - The National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) recently announced its National Academic Team Awards, National Academic Squads and Scholars of Distinction, with head coach Tina Mattera's Jumbos earning all of the recognitions.
The Division III National Academic Squad program honors student-athletes who achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.3 or higher through the first semester of the 2020-2021 academic year. The 17 Jumbos who reached that accomplishment were Alexis Chauvette, Andrea DelGiudice, Claire Foley, Sam Gibby, Beth Krikorian, Kate Lee, Jackie McCarthy, Reegan McCluskey, Caroline Mullen, Lainie Pearson, Gillian Roeca, Sophie Schoeni, Rachel Scrivanich, Emma Smith, Talia Smith, Andie Stallman and Marin Waddington.
Krikorian is a four-year honoree of the NFHCA National Academic Squad.
The NFHCA Scholars of Distinction program recognizes student-athletes who achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.9 or higher through the first semester of the 2020-21 academic year. Tufts' Kate Lee achieved that recognition.
The 2020 Division III National Academic Team Award recipients are the programs that earned a team grade-point average of 3.0 or higher during the fall semester of the 2020-2021 school year. Tufts hit that mark easily.
Tufts did not have a competitive season in 2020 due to COVID, but that did not divert the Jumbos from performing with excellence academically.