Date Posted:07/23/2007, 1:00PM
BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College women's lacrosse team has been recognized as the top academic squad in the IWLCA's (Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association) Academic Honors announced on Monday. The Polar Bears held a team grade-point-average of 3.49 for the 2006-07 academic year, leading all women's lacrosse teams across the NCAA's three divisions.
Bowdoin edged out Division I squads University at Albany (3.45) and Virginia Tech (3.44) for the top academic award. Duke University (3.42), Amherst College (3.4) and MIT (3.4) rounded out the top six academic teams.
Three players earned individual honors, as Bobbi Dennison '08 (Freeport, Maine), Grace Moore '08 (Groton, Mass.) and Taylor White '07 (Wellesley, Mass.) were named to the IWLCA Academic Honor Roll for their work in the classroom. White graduated last spring with a degree in English, while Dennison (Pre-Med) and Moore (Sociology/Environmental Studies) will begin their senior campaigns this fall.
Bowdoin has also proved to be one of the top teams on the field in the past three seasons. The Polar Bears qualified for the NCAA Tournament in 2005 and 2006 and are consistently ranked among the top 10 teams in Division III. Bowdoin finished the 2007 season with a 9-6 record.