The American University lacrosse team has been honored as an IWLCA Merit Squad, recording the top grade-point average in Division I lacrosse for the second consecutive year, the organization announced Tuesday.
“I'm very proud of our team and grateful for the wonderful academic support we have,” said Head Coach Laura Campbell. “For our program to have the highest GPA in Division I last year was great, but to build on that achievement and to earn an even higher GPA this year is remarkable. To earn this distinction in back-to-back years is a fantastic accomplishment and testament to the determination of this group of young ladies.”
American is one of three Division I teams to earn merit squad status with its 3.66 GPA during the spring 2012 term. Brown finished second with a 3.51 GPA while Drexel was third with a 3.50 mark.
Emily Burton, Paige Lin and Eliza Morgan led the Eagles with perfect 4.0 GPAs in the semester. American had 11 student-athletes named to the university’s Dean’s List, which requires a 3.5 GPA and a total of at least 15 credits for the semester.