RICHMOND, Va. – The VCU Field Hockey team had a record-breaking season on the field in the fall of 2012, but the Rams also had a stellar semester in the classroom.

 "As a staff, we are so proud of our student-athletes and what they have accomplished in the classroom and on the field this fall," said VCU Head Coach Shannon Karl. They have set high standards in both areas and have worked very hard toward their mission. What makes this group so special is that they were able to do so well academically while being on the road for a majority of the season. As a program, we will continue to set the bar higher and work to accomplish our collective goals. A big thank you to our Academic Advisor Mimmi Myren-Kurpatow for all of the work she puts into making sure our players have all the resources to be successful."

On the field, the Rams won 13 matches, the second most victories in school history, while qualifying for the Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament in their first season of A-10 play.

VCU, who played 14 matches on the road, boasted a semester grade point average of 3.43, and brought their team cumulative GPA to a 3.48 in the classroom.

On top of the strong team semester, the Rams had 18-of-20 athletes earn Athletic Directors Honor Roll (3.0 or higher), while 10 of those athletes made the Dean's List (3.5 or higher). VCU also had four individuals finish the semester with a perfect 4.0 GPA.