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Women's lacrosse team cited for top grades in Division III

The Bates women's lacrosse team held the highest average grade point average among all Division III squads for the 2010 season.

The Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association has recognized three Division III teams, topped by Bates College, as earning Merit Squad status while 61 others earned Academic Squad honors for the 2010 season. Institutions were named Merit Squads by virtue of having one of the top three team GPA's for the season; every school with a team GPA of 3.0 or higher earned Academic Squad honors. Bates College ranked first with a 3.470 GPA, just edging Washington & Lee University, which posted a 3.458 GPA, and Vassar College, which had a 3.410.

Four Bates team members were also among 184 student-athletes cited by the IWLCA in August 23 with inclusion in the 2010 Academic Honor Roll. All of those student-athletes were nominated by their schools and have achieved at least junior status academically. The same four athletes earlier this year earned NESCAC Spring 2010 All-Academic honors, for juniors and seniors carrying a cumulative grade point average of 3.35 or better:

  • Senior Molly Dilworth (Yarmouth, Maine), an American Cultural Studies major and French minor;
  • Senior Katelyn Drake (Hudson, Ohio), an economics major and sociology minor;
  • Junior Emily Howe (Carlisle, Mass.), an English major;
  • Senior Molly Radis (Peaks Island, Maine), a psychology major with a minor in theater.

2010 IWLCA Division III Merit Squads

Bates

Washington & Lee

Vassar