IWLCA Academic Honor Roll
PHILADELPHIA - One week after the University of Pennsylvania's Ivy League champion women's lacrosse team was honored for its academic work as a group, two members of the squad -- Lucy Ferguson and Meg Markham -- were selected to the IWLCA Academic Honor Roll for their individual efforts in the classroom during the 2013-14 school year. To earn selection to the IWLCA Academic Honor Roll, a student-athlete must be at least a junio in academic standing with a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher.
Ferguson, a Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area selection this season, was stellar in goal for the Quakers in 2014. She was a first-team IWLCA All-Region selection who was one of 25 Tewaaraton Award nominees as the nation's best player. The Ivy League's leader in GAA (7.70), Ferguson was a first-team All-Ivy selection for the second consecutive season. Her goals-against average was seventh overall in the country, and her .463 save percentage was second in the Ivy League and 16th in the nation.
Markham led the defensive unit in front of Ferguson, earning first-team IWLCA All-American honors. Also a Tewaaraton Award nominee, Markham added additional All-American honors from Lacrosse Magazine, Inside Lacrosse, and WomensLax.com. A first-team All-Region selection, Markham was the Ivy League Defender of the Year and a unanimous first-team All-Ivy honoree. The ILWCA Academic Honor Roll selection is the third academic award Markham has garnered this season, joining Academic All-Ivy and Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area selections.
Of the 25 student-athletes named to the Tewaaraton Award Nominee List in 2014, seven were also named to the IWLCA Academic Honor Roll. Six schools had at least one student-athlete on both lists, with Penn the only program with multiple student-athletes in both groups. Markham is also one of five student-athletes to earn first-team All-American and IWLCA Academic Honor Roll selection.