TOWSON, Md. (July 25, 2007) - The University of Connecticut women's lacrosse team was named a Division I Honor Squad by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches' Association (IWLCA) earlier this week. UConn has received recognition by the organization for its academic accomplishments each of the last six years.
The IWLCA recognized 96 teams for achieving success in the classroom with the designation of Honor Squad. This recognition is given to teams that held a team GPA of 3.00 or greater for the 2006-2007 academic year. In addition, nine schools, three from each division, were named as Merit Squads. These institutions had the three highest team GPAs in each division.
In Division I, the University at Albany led all schools with a team GPA of 3.45, just edging ACC rivals Virginia Tech (3.44) and Duke (3.43).
Forty-three schools in Division I, 12 schools in Division II, and 41 schools in Division III, including the merit squads, were named honor squads.