PHILADELPHIA – The National Field Hockey Coaches Association released the names of the players who were selected to the 2008 NFHCA National Academic Squad and seven Penn players were honored.
Seniors Alanna Butera, Sara Cherico, Margaretha Ehret with juniors Kathryn Rose, Kathleen Moran and freshmen Caroline Olt and Britney Van Valkenburg were named to the squad. Butera received this honor all four years at Penn.
The National Academic Squad recognizes those student-athletes who have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher through the first semester of the 2008-09 academic year.
In addition, Penn was one of 65 schools recognized as having a team GPA over 3.0.