Framingham, Mass. – The Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) has announced its 2019 academic honors and the Framingham State University women's lacrosse team has been named to the 2019 IWLCA Zag Sports Academic Honor Squads list and juniors Emily Burnett (Whitman, Mass.) and Nicole Pacheco (Woburn, Mass.) have been named to the IWLCA 2019 Zag Sports Division III Academic Honor Roll.
Burnett, a sociology major, and Pacheco, a criminology major, earn their first IWLCA academic honors after an outstanding 2019 season that saw the Rams capture their first Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) Regular Season Title. The IWLCA honored 653 student-athletes from 173 different institutions. To be eligible for this honor, student-athletes must be a junior, senior, or graduate student and have earned a cumulative academic GPA of 3.50 or greater.
As a team, the Rams were named to the Academic Honor Squads for the third time after compiling a team GPA over 3.0 for the 2018-19 academic year. The IWLCA named 312 schools across Division I, II, III, and NAIA as IWLCA Zag Sports Academic Honor Squads for the 2018-19 academic year. To qualify for this honor, the women's lacrosse team must have posted a 3.0 or higher team GPA for the academic year.
Earlier this summer the Rams placed 20 student-athletes on the Winter/Spring 2019 MASCAC All-Academic Team. Student-athletes that compete in championship varsity sports offered by each of the MASCAC institutions during the course of the winter and spring 2019 athletic season and have achieved a 3.20 cumulative or semester-based grade point average during the semester are eligible for selection to the Winter/Spring All-Academic Team. MASCAC All-Academic honorees include - seniors Tess Destino (Psychology), Bailey Donelly (Sports Management), Indigo Fox Tree-McGrath (Studio Art) and Shae Riley (Finance), juniors Casey Bradley (Elementary Education), Jenn Buckley (Elementary Education), Emily Burnett (Sociology), Audrey Duhaime (Criminology), Grace Gamache (Elementary Education), Perin Genaway (Biology), Nicole Pacheco (Criminology) and Jacey Salvie (Accounting), sophomores Maggie Destino (Fashion Merchandising), Alissa Marino (Criminology), Hanna McMahon (Communication Arts), Jenna McMahon (Communication Arts) and Mikayla Seavey (Environmental Science), and freshmen Chandler Farley (Business & IT), Jordyn O'Boyle (Criminology) and Tara Palermo (Criminology).