WASHINGTON - The honors continue to roll in for American University field hockey's Natalie Konerth, as she was selected to the Academic All-America At-Large Third Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Thursday, June 8.
"We are so proud of [Natalie's] continued recognition for her academic excellence," Head Coach Steve Jennings said. "Her relentless pursuit of maximizing her potential has been stunning to witness - all of AU Field Hockey applauds her well-deserved honor!"
Konerth, who graduated this past year with a 4.00 GPA in applied mathematics, was one of 46 women in Division I selected to the At-Large Team, which recognizes student-athletes in field hockey, fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming & diving, tennis, water polo, beach volleyball, bowling, and crew.
Konerth was one of six field hockey players to earn the distinction and the only female representative from the Patriot League.
This is Konerth's first Academic All-America nod and third career recognition from CoSIDA after she earned her second consecutive Academic All-District honor in May.
One of the top two graduating female student-athletes this year, Konerth closed her career with back-to-back Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors and four NFHCA Division I Scholar of Distinction awards. She earned the 2017 AU Senior Female Athlete Award and was a two-time All Mid-Atlantic Region and All-Patriot League unanimous first-team selection, and holds the No. 14 slot in the AU record books with 77 career points.
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