Immediate Release: September 20, 2011
Contact: Terrence Lollie (firstname.lastname@example.org)
IWLCA recognizes women's lacrosse team for academic prowess
and Scott named to IWLCA academic honor roll
N.Y. - The Binghamton women's lacrosse team along with Lauren
Lukefahr and Lauren Scott were
honored by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association
(IWLCA) for outstanding performances in the classroom. As a unit
Binghamton received the 2011 IWLCA Honor Squad Award, while Lukefahr
and Scott were named to the academic honor roll.
extremely proud of both (Lukefahr/Scott) of their accomplishments
and our continued team success of making the team honor roll,"
said head coach Tony Zostant.
The IWLCA honored 187 student-athletes from 65 different institutions
for their academic excellence. All student-athletes were nominated
by their schools, achieved at least junior status academically
and a GPA of 3.20 or higher. The 56 Division I women's lacrosse
programs that earned Academic Squad honors posted a collective
GPA of 3.0 or higher.
The Bearcats were one of two America East teams honored by the
IWLCA. Joining Binghamton on the list was Boston University.
Following the 2011 season Zostant's team garnered the top GPA
in the America East to add to their list of academic accolades.
Scott and Lukefahr were two of the six America East student-athletes
named to the honor roll, with Boston University and UMBC also
placing two players on the list.
Scott graduated with a degree in management and leadership this
past May. The Bearcats only goalie in 2011, Scott played every
minute of BU's 17 games and led the America East with 9.41 saves
per game. In her four years at BU Scott clocked over 2,000 minutes
in net, the most ever in the program's ten year history. Scott
was also named to the America East All-Academic Team in 2011
and was named to the America East Commissioner's Honor Roll for
the third consecutive school year.
Lukefahr, an environment studies major, was named to the America
East all-conference second team in 2011. The junior defender
ranked second on the team in draw controls and averaged 1.24
caused turnovers per game, sixth in the conference. In addition
to being named to the IWLCA Honor Roll, Lukefahr earned America
East Honor Roll recognition.
The recognition marks the fifth time the women's lacrosse team
has made the list and the first since 2008. The Bearcats have
placed a pair of student-athletes on the IWLCA honor roll for
the fifth time with Scott earning her second straight nomination.
This past spring the 13 women's lacrosse players were named to
the America East Honor Roll.
NOTES: A total of ten Bearcats have been named to the
IWLCA Honor Roll since 2005
Last season Erika Travis was
named to the list, along with Scott
The 2011 squad is Zostant's
second team to achieve IWLCA Honor Squad recognition while at