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PSU Field Hockey student-athletes earn academic honors

Seven Panthers recognized nationally for classroom work

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Seven members of the Plymouth State University field hockey team have been recognized with national academic honors from the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA).

            The Panthers were named to the NFHCA Division III National Academic Squad, which recognizes student-athletes who have achieved a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.30 through the first semester of the 2010-11 academic year. In addition, Plymouth State was one of the Division III field hockey programs to receive the NFHCA Academic Team Award for having a team GPA of 3.0 or higher.

            The student-athletes representing Plymouth State on the team are seniors Lauren Bergeron (New Hampton, N.H./Newfound) and Brittany Treichel (Clinton, Conn./Morgan School), junior Alyssa Albert (Bristol, N.H./Newfound), and sophomores Alyssa Audet (Biddeford, Maine/Cheverus), Amanda Butler (Newton, N.H./Sanborn Regional), and Aisha Rai Thompson (Berlin, N.H.); and freshman Cailey Newton (Hebron, N.H./Newfound Regional).

            Bergeron and Treichel are four-time selections to the National Academic Squad, while Audet and Butler are repeat honorees from last year.

            Plymouth State advanced to the post-season in 2011 for the 11th time in the last 12 seasons, finishing with an 18-4 overall record after advancing to the championship games of the Little East Conference and ECAC Division III New England Tournaments.

            The complete NFHCA Division III National Academic Squad can be found on the '11-'12 Honors and Awards page of the NFHCA website at http://www.nfhca.org/

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