August 24, 2012

Colorado College earns IWLCA Academic Squad honors

(Story courtesy of Colorado College)

GRAND LAKE, Colo. - Colorado College added to its legacy of excellence in the classroom by earning the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association's top academic honors for the 2011-12 season.

The Colorado College women’s lacrosse team added to its legacy of excellence in the classroom by earning the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association's top academic honors for the 2011-12 season.

CC was one of only 61 Division III programs to be named an IWLA Academic Squad for maintaining a combined grade-point average of 3.0 or higher. The defending Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference champion Tigers were the only SCAC team included on the list.
“Winning the conference championship while being the top-performing team in the classroom is what our program is all about,” head coach Susan Stuart said. “Our players strive for excellence in everything they do and I am very proud of how they represent our program and the college.”
Senior defender Bailey Terhune, who graduated in May with a degree in political science, claimed a spot on the organization’s Academic Honor Roll for the second year in a row.
Terhune, who currently is working at Children's Hospital in Denver, plans to attend medical school next year.
Junior attacker Frances Staadt, who is majoring in international political economy, and junior midfielder Ellie Cole, an English major, also were among the 246 student-athletes from 94 different institutions to receive the award.
Staadt recently completed a summer internship with Capstone Financial Partners, a financial advising firm, while Cole interned with the Colorado Springs Gazette and had one of her stories picked up by the Associated Press.

Those student-athletes were nominated by their schools and have achieved at least junior status academically.

“Having three student-athletes named to the IWLCA Honor Roll is remarkable,” Stuart said. “It’s takes an incredible amount of discipline to balance the rigorous academic challenges of the Block Plan while playing lacrosse at its highest level.”

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