GILBERT, AZ – 12 members of the Ohio field hockey team have been selected to the 2017 Zag Field Hockey / NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad. Over 960 student-athletes representing 76 schools have been selected to this year's squad.
The Division I National Academic Squad program recognizes those student-athletes who have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher through the first semester of the 2017-18 academic year.
Members of the Ohio field hockey program that were recognized included Kendall Ballard (Charlottesville, Va.), Claire Buckey (Powell, Ohio), Amy Edgerton (Louisville, Ky.), Emma Eggleston (Houston Texas), Illona Hartman (Velserbroek, The Netherlands), Annmarie Hoppel, Alexandra Pennington (Easton, Pa.), Maria Russell (Hudson, Ohio), Megan Silveira (Kitchener, Ontario), Emma Spinetto (Louisville, Ky.), Peyton Taylor (Catonsville, Md.), Leah Warren (Hamilton, New Zealand).
Both Russell and Silveira have earned National Academic Squad recognition for all 4 years of their college careers.