Quinnipiac senior Nicole Lewis (Amherst, N.Y.) was honored as a Division I Scholar of Distinction, as announced by Gladiator by SGI in partnership with the Nation Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA).
The Gladiator by SGI/NHFCA Division I Scholar of Distinction award recognizes field hockey student-athletes who posted a grade-point average of 3.90 for the first semester. Lewis was one of 59 athletes in NCAA Division I field hockey to earn the award. She was one of seven Northeast Conference players to be named to the honor roll.
The recognition by the NFHCA was the latest in a list of honors for Lewis. Not only was she named to the Gladiator by SGI/NFHCA Division I All-Academic Squad, but she was also honored on the NEC Commissioner's Honor Roll and was the 2012 NEC Field Hockey Scholar Athlete of the Year. Following this season, Lewis was named the 2012 NEC Field Hockey Goalkeeper of the Year while also earning All-NEC First Team honors.
This past season she led the NEC with an .812 save percentage and four shutouts. She also ranked third in goals against average (1.59) and finished with 11 wins on the year for the Bobcats, who qualified for their fifth consecutive NEC Tournament. Lewis, who hails from East Amherst, NY, was tabbed to the NEC All-Tournament team after stopping a program-record 13 shots in Quinnipiac's NEC semifinal game against Rider. She was also named to the Longstreth/NFHCA All-Mideast Region second team at year's end. An Athletic Training major, Lewis ended the fall semester with a 3.91 grade point average.