MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. - For the second consecutive year, the Central Michigan lacrosse team was recognized on the Zag Sports Academic Honor Squad by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA).
CMU, in its second year as a varsity sport during the 2017 season, was one of 300 schools representing across Division I, II, III, and NAIA to be honored.
In order to be named an academic honor squad, a team must have posted a 3.0 or higher team grade point average for the 2016-17 academic year.
Junior defender Amber Crouse was also named to the IWLCA 2017 Zag Sports Division I Academic Honor Roll.
Crouse, who is the first Chippewa to be eligible for recognition based on academic year, played in 14 games, starting 10, before missing the final three contests of the 2017 season due to injury. She totaled 19 ground balls and 11 caused turnovers.
A biology major, Crouse carries a 3.78 grade point average.
“Amber’s commitment to her life-long goal of becoming a veterinarian while balancing the demands of being a Division I student-athlete is remarkable,” said CMU head coach Sara Tisdale. “The academic achievements she’s accomplished to date with the class load she has to keep to ensure acceptance to veterinarian school is very impressive and we’re fortunate to call her a teammate and proud Chippewa.”
To be eligible for the individual honor, student-athletes must be a junior, senior, or graduate student and have earned a cumulative academic GPA of 3.50 or greater.