RAMS EARN NFHCA TEAM ACADEMIC AWARD FOR FIFTH STRAIGHT YEAR

RICHMOND, Va. - Early in the morning, with dew still on the turf, the VCU Field Hockey team puts in countless hours of hard work before most of Richmond even wake up. That hard work and dedication doesn't stop at Cary Street Field.

For the fifth straight year, the Black & Gold was recognized by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association for their outstanding efforts in the classroom.  VCU earned the SGI/NFHCA Collegiate National Team Academic Award, which recognizes every program that posts a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

"We're very proud to be recognized by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association for the fifth straight year," Head Coach Shannon Karl said. "This honor is a testament to the pride our student-athletes take in their academics and we look forward to continuing that hard work, both in the classroom and on the field."

This past fall, the Rams posted the highest team GPA of all VCU's 16 intercollegiate athletic programs with a 3.435.

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