Grand Lake, Colo. (August 8) – For the first time in program history the MIT women's lacrosse team was named the Zag Sports Division III Academic Merit Squad as announced by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) on Tuesday. Established in 2013, the award recognizes the institution in each NCAA division with the highest team GPA for the academic year. The Engineers recorded a 3.635 GPA on a 4.0 scale, tops among a field of 146 Division III schools.
"This is an incredible honor for our team and program," said head coach Anne Versprille. "We emphasize representing MIT in everything we do and this award is a testament to the work ethic our student-athletes have on and off the field."
Last month, MIT collected several academic accolades from the IWLCA. The team earned a spot on the Academic Honor Squad while rising-seniors Eva Boal (Princeton Junction, N.J.), Hind Saleh (Bethesda, Md.), and Jack Simmons (Houston, Texas) along with Erica Green '17 (Ivyland, Pa.), Hannah Levy '17 (Yardley, Pa.), and Devin Williams '17 (Washington, D.C.) were named to the Academic Honor Roll.