QU Field Hockey Receives 2013 Gladiator by SGI/NFHCA Division I National Academic Team Award; Angelina King Named Scholar of Distinction

The Quinnipiac University field hockey team was honored by the SGI/National Field Hockey Coaches Association with a 2013 Gladiator Division I National Academic Team Award for posting a combined grade-point average of 3.00.

In addition, freshman Angelina King (South Windsor, Conn.) was recognized by the SGI/National Field Hockey Coaches Association as a "Division I Scholar of Distinction" after completing the first semester with a 3.90 grade-point average. King was one of 82 Division I student-athletes to receive the award. King appeared in seven games for Quinnipiac this year.

Quinnipiac was one of 66 NCAA Division I field hockey teams honored with the award, which recognizes teams that post a combined grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher. The team posted a combined GPA of 3.35

Quinnipiac also placed 13 student-athletes on the 2013 MAAC Field Hockey All-Academic Team. To be eligible for the team, a student athlete must complete two semesters at their institution and hold a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 on a 4.0 scale. Quinnipiac University and Robert Morris University led all MAAC schools with 13 student-athletes. Those honored by the MAAC were Danielle Allan (Riverdale, N.J.), Ashleigh Allen (Glastonbury, Conn.), Megan Conaboy (Clarks Summit, Pa.), Amanda Danziger (Smithtown, N.Y.), Kristin Engelke (Medford, N.J.), Kacie McCreesh (Perkasie, Pa.), Megan Osanitsch (Harwinton, Conn.), Savanna Reilly (Hamden, Conn.), Christa Romano (Madison, N.J.), Jess Rusin (Garwood, N.J.), Nikki Schultz (Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.), Haley Swartz (Downington, Pa.) Jennalise Taylor (Yardley, Pa.) and Meg Williamson (Cos Cob, Conn.).

Quinnipiac enjoyed an incredible season in 2013, winning the first MAAC Tournament Championship in the conference's history while becoming the first team in the University's first year in the league. In addition, Quinnipiac advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2003.