MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Zag Field Hockey / National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) announced its Division III National Academic Squad selections Thursday, selecting Morrisville State College student-athletes Holly Gamlen (Cazenovia, N.Y.) and Leila Richmond (Eden, N.Y.) to its 2016-17 team.
The National Academic Squad includes all student-athletes with a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 or greater through the first semester of the academic year.
Gamlen and Richmond were two of more than 1,600 student-athletes to earn the accolade across the division.
In addition, 208 student-athletes were recognized with Scholar of Distinction honors, including Gamlen, who achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.90 or greater through the first semester.
This is the second straight year Gamlen has been honored by the NFHCA for her academic excellence in the classroom.
Morrisville State College's curricula are enriched with applied learning and pave the way for opportunity at both the Morrisville and Norwich campuses. An action-oriented, interactive learning lab, the college is a national leader in technology and has been lauded for its exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs.
The college was ranked among the Best Regional Colleges in the North by U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges 2016 issue and was also recognized in the Top Public Schools, Regional Colleges North in the 2016 Best Colleges rankings. For more information about Morrisville State College, visit www.morrisville.edu.