Women’s Lacrosse Brings Home Individual and Team IWLCA Academic Awards

Shannon Walton was one of four Capital women's lacrosse players to earn a spot on the Honor Roll, presented by the IWLCA and Zag Sports.
Shannon Walton was one of four Capital women's lacrosse players to earn a spot on the Honor Roll, presented by the IWLCA and Zag Sports.
Kara Hines Alexis Juergensen
   
Marlee McCloud Shannon Walton

GRAND LAKE, Colo. – The Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) has announced its accomplished student-athletes and teams from the 2017 season. Capital University Women's Lacrosse found its way on the team Academic Squad and placed four players on the Academic Honor Roll, presented by Zag Sports.

Capital has made its way onto the IWLCA Academic Honor Squad for the third consecutive year. The Crusaders are one of 143 Division III schools to garner the honor, and one of a total of 308 schools between Division I, II, III and the NAIA. There were 97 Division I, 63 Division II and five NAIA schools to join Capital and the rest of Division III.

To qualify for this prestigious honor, the team must have posted a 3.0 or higher team grade point average for the academic year.

Fueling the team's success were four academic standouts from the 2017 Capital team, three of whom are making a return to the list. Recent graduates Marlee McCloud (Spanish), Alexis Juergensen (biology/pre-med) and Shannon Walton (communications/public relations) earned a place on the Zags Sports Academic Honor Roll for a second time in their respective careers following successful senior seasons.

Rising senior Kara Hines (business management) joined the trio with her first selection. Hines was also a CoSIDA Academic All-District honoree back in May.

To be eligible for this honor, student-athletes must be a junior, senior, or graduate student and have earned a cumulative academic grade point average of 3.50 or higher.

Capital comes off of a season in which it advanced to the OAC Tournament for the third time in four years. They finished the year with an 11-4 overall record, with all four losses coming by just one goal, and two of those went to overtime. They graduate four regular starters, but will also welcome the return of Kathryn Walton after missing half the season to injury.

 

About Zag Sports

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