By: Ryan Gasser, sports information director
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Two members of the Capital University women's lacrosse team earned academic honors from the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) while the Crusaders, as a team, also hauled in laurels for their collective work in the classroom.
Recent graduate Lisa Lotz and rising senior Brianna Rampi (Hilliard, Ohio/Hilliard Darby) were named to the IWLCA Academic Honor Roll, presented by Zag Sports. 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 greater.
The IWLCA honored 630 student-athletes from 166 different institutions on the 2019 IWLCA Zag Sports Division III Academic Honor Roll.
Lotz graduated a two-year starter with an overall record of 25-9 when between the pipes. She finished her career with a 9.11 goals-against average, 203 saves, and a .430 save percentage. In both years, Cap went to the OAC Tournament championship game. Rampi had her best season in 2019 as a junior when she scored 25 goals and added six helpers in 17 games.
While Lotz and Rampi served as Capital's standout student-athletes, the entire team was honored as one of 146 Division III schools to be named an Academic Honor Squad. They were one of 303 schools across Division I, II, III, and NAIA to earn the award for the 2018-19 academic year. To qualify for this prestigious honor the team must have posted a 3.0 or higher team GPA for the academic year.
After matching the program's record for consecutive wins in a season (7), the Crusaders advanced to the OAC Tournament Championship for the third time in four years behind a 7-1 conference record and an 11-6 overall ledger.
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