Office of Communications » Sagehens Lacrosse Team Scores Top Honors for Highest GPA
Claremont, Calif. (August 13, 2014)—For the second consecutive year, the Pitzer-Pomona Lacrosse team earned the Academic Merit Award from the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) for the highest team grade point average in Division III of the National Collegiate Athletic Association.
The Sagehens squad was one of 125 programs at Division III schools that had a team GPA over a 3.0. Earlier in the year, 13 of 22 players on the 2014 roster were honored on the SCIAC All-Academic team for having a GPA of 3.4 or higher—that’s more than 75 percent of the players who were eligible for the All-Academic award, which only goes to sophomores and upper-class students.
The team also had its most successful season on the field in program history, finishing with a 16-5 record, earning the top seed in the SCIAC Tournament and participating in the NCAA Division III Tournament for the first time. Jana London ’14 led the SCIAC in goals with 68 while Sarah Markowitz ’16 ranked second for team goals. Aubrey Douglass ’16 led the team in assists and Zoe Brown ’15 started every game on the team’s defense, which ranked No. 1 in the SCIAC. Kaitlin Jones ’14, Rachel Kessler ’14 and London served as team co-captains.
The IWLCA is a membership-led nonprofit association representing the nation’s intercollegiate women’s lacrosse coaches within Division I, II & III of the NCAA. At the Division I level, IWLCA’s Academic Merit Award went to Brown University, while Rockhurst University was the Division II winner.