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Yale Leads Nation in GPA, Earns IWLCA Academic Merit Squad Award

Yale earned the IWLCA Academic Merit Squad Award for having the highest GPA in Division I. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Yale earned the IWLCA Academic Merit Squad Award for having the highest GPA in Division I. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Yale women's lacrosse team has earned the IWLCA Academic Merit Squad award for 2017-18 after posting the best team GPA at the NCAA Division I level. The IWLCA announced the award on Wednesday.

The award comes on the heels of multiple other academic honors for the Bulldogs, both individually and as a team. Last month 10 members of the team were named to the IWLCA Academic Honor Roll for the 2018 season. That total tied Yale with Brown and Stanford for the most academic honor roll selections in the nation. Yale also was named as an IWLCA Academic Squad, recognition that is given to all NCAA women's lacrosse teams with a team GPA of 3.0 or greater.

The IWLCA named four teams -- the team in each division with the highest team GPA for the year -- as Merit Squads. Yale was the Division I honoree, while Florida Southern won in Division II, MIT won in Division III and Savannah College of Art & Design won at the NAIA level.

Report by Sam Rubin '95 (sam.rubin@yale.edu), Yale Sports Publicity

 

IWLCA 2018 Merit Squads

  • Division I: Yale University
  • Division II: Florida Southern College
  • Division III: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • NAIA: Savannah College of Art & Design