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    Norton and Kiersten Tupper Honored Nationally For Academics

    UCONNHUSKIESDOTCOM Stephanie Norton was honored for her excellence in academics.
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    Stephanie Norton was honored for her excellence in academics.
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    Feb. 3, 2012

    Academic Momentum Award winners

    STORRS, Conn. - University of Connecticut Women's Lacrosse seniors Stephanie Norton and Kiersten Tupper have both been named recipients of the Academic Momentum Award, presented nationally to just 49 student-athletes.

    Top nominations were categorized into three teams based on each student-athlete's academic improvement and the impact each student-athlete's academic performance had on his or her classmates, teammates, academic advisors, and professors.

    Norton, a senior defender from Amherst, N.H., was placed on the AMA Second Team while Tupper, a senior attack, earned a spot on the AMA Third Team.

    Norton, who will graduate with a degree in Environmental Engineering, appeared in 11 games as a junior, helping the Huskies to a 9-7 record and a 3-5 mark in the BIG EAST Conference.

    Tupper is on pace to graduate with a degree in Human Development and Family Studies. Last season, the Camillius, N.Y., native ranked third on the team with 35 points. She added 19 goals to go with a team-high 16 assists.

    Kiersten Tupper is a leader on and off the field.


    The Huskies open the season on February 18 in Storrs when they host Iona at 1 p.m. at the Sherman Sports Complex.


     

     

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