Women’s lacrosse, men’s track and field athletes earn academic honors

The Oglethorpe women’s lacrosse and men’s track and field teams had members honored with national academic awards.

women's lacrosse academic honorsThe lacrosse team saw four players named to the 2019 Zag Sports Division III Academic Honor Roll by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA). Senior midfielder Caroline Chamberlain, junior goalie Jordan Chandler, junior attacker Samantha Chap and junior defender Dreshona Mapps-Whitmore earned the honor for their work in the classroom over the course of their careers.

It served as the first IWLCA academic honor roll accolade for all four women. Chamberlain graduated in May with a degree in human resource management. Chandler and Chap are both pursuing degrees in physics with engineering tracks, while Mapps-Whitmore is doing so in business administration. To be eligible, potential recipients must have been a junior, senior or graduate student during the 2018-19 academic year and needed a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.

The Oglethorpe men’s track and field team grabbed all-academic team honors from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) this week by accruing a 3.27 team GPA over the spring semester, while freshman Bryce McNealey and sophomore Jacob Hadden earned individual all-academic honors from the organization.

men;s track academicHadden earned his third USTFCCCA all-academic award, but his first for track and field. McNealey garnered his first career all-academic award. All individuals to compile a minimum 3.3 cumulative GPA, and to either qualify for the NCAA Division III indoor or outdoor championships, or finish in the top 50 in the nation in an individual event, earned all-academic status. McNealey qualified for nationals and finished 14th in the nation in the 400, while Hadden came in at 47th in the nation in the 3,000-meter steeplechase.

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