(Carlisle, Pa.) – The Dickinson women's lacrosse team was one of 308 schools across Divisions I, II and III to be named an Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association Zag Sports National Academic Honor Squad for the 2016-17 academic year. To be eligible for this prestigious honor, the team must have posted a combined grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
In addition, senior Talene Bush (Winchester, Mass./Winchester) was named to the IWLCA Zag Sports Division III Academic Honor Roll for the second straight season while rising senior Julia Primeau (Yarmouth, Maine/Yarmouth) was also named to the honor roll.
Student-athletes must be a junior, senior or graduate student and have earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 or above.
The Red Devils endured one of the toughest schedules in the country, facing eight nationally ranked teams on the year. They took #3-ranked Gettysburg to the wire, twice on the road, falling 9-8 and erasing a 9-3 deficit in the conference semifinal before the Bullets escaped with a 15-13 decision. The Red Devils were the only team in the nation to reach double-figures against the eventual national champions, scoring three short-handed goals in a late rally to put a scare into the host Bullets.
Dickinson strung together five straight wins to open conference play and the Devils' strength of schedule helped earn them a top-10 regional ranking to close out the season. The Red Devils were 10-8 overall and 6-3 in the conference, earning the #4-seed on the playoffs. They earned a school record six All-Conference honors this season as well.
Bush and Primeau were named to the Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll this spring, joining sophomores Anne Dunster (Cos Cobb, Greenwich) and Eleanor Kaestner (Glyndon, Md./Franklin), recognizing student-athletes with GPA's above 3.40.