Wilmington’s Richards Named Scholar Of Distinction By National Field Hockey Coaches Association

WORCESTER, MA — Amanda Richards, of Wilmington, was one of 11 WPI student-athletes to be recognized by the NFHCA for their work in the classroom.

Senior Hope Shevchuk claimed her fourth National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Scholar of Distinction honor while 10 others were also named to the National Academic Squad and the team earned its 13th consecutive National Academic Team Award.

Junior Sabrina Guzzi, a three-time National Academic Squad member, joined the dual sport student-athlete on the Scholar of Distinction scroll. Senior Allie Buckley and Izzy Garver also secured their third as junior Amanda Richards, sophomore Carrie Pozaic, and sophomore Zoe Schwartz collected their second in as many years. Junior Abby King returned to the list while sophomore Karen Noble, as well as newcomers Hannah Larochelle and Suzy Opalka met the requirements for the first time.

All three awards are based on GPA during the fall semester of the current academic year. Scholars of Distinction have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.90 or higher while the National Academic Squad honorees achieved a 3.0 and the National Academic Team Award recognizes those institutions that achieved a minimum team grade-point average of 3.0.

About Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Founded in 1865 in Worcester, Mass., WPI is one of the nation’s first engineering and technology universities. Its 14 academic departments offer more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science, engineering, technology, business, the social sciences, and the humanities and arts, leading to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. WPI’s talented faculty work with students on interdisciplinary research that seeks solutions to important and socially relevant problems in fields as diverse as the life sciences and bioengineering, energy, information security, materials processing, and robotics. Students also have the opportunity to make a difference to communities and organizations around the world through the university’s innovative Global Projects Program. There are more than 40 WPI project centers throughout the Americas, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Europe.

(NOTE: The above announcement is from WPI via Merit.)

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