Monday, June 16, 2008

Another accolade for Hamilton Girls Lax

This girl is actually from Guilderland NY, one town over from where I live. Her sister had a good year for the HS team that made it to the girls final four in NYS before losing to a Long Island Team.
Women's Lacrosse Star an Academic All-American
Tetreault '08 led Hamilton to first NCAA team championshipContact:
James Taylor (jtaylor)Phone: (315) 859-4685June 16, 2008

Academic All-American Nicole Tetreault '08
Hamilton College women's lacrosse player Nicole Tetreault '08 (Guilderland, N.Y./Guilderland HS) has been selected to the
2008 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Women's At-Large Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Tetreault is one of 15 student-athletes on the College Division's First Team. A total of 45 student-athletes from across the country in NCAA Divisions II and III were recognized on three teams.
Tetreault ranked second on the team with 54 goals and 21 assists this year. The 2008 Liberty League Player of the Year was named to the NCAA Division III championships all-tournament team after the Continentals won the first national team title in school history. She captured First Team All-America honors in 2007 and 2008. Tetreault graduated with a bachelor's degree in chemistry on May 25.

Hamilton women's lacrosse set team records for wins (21) and consecutive victories (19) in a season. The Continentals (21-1 overall) were making their fourth appearance in the NCAA tournament. Hamilton boasts back-to-back Liberty League regular season and tournament crowns.

Tetreault is Hamilton's first Academic All-American since diver Mike Salmon '06 made the men's at-large team in 2006, and the first student-athlete from the College on the first team since 1996. Eight Hamilton student-athletes have earned a total of nine selections since the Academic All-America program began in 1952.

The at-large category includes 13 varsity sports sponsored by the NCAA: Bowling, crew, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming, tennis and water polo. Tetreault was a second team all-district pick for schools in New York and New England in 2007.

Student-athletes need to meet several eligibility requirements to be considered for the academic All-America team. The student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) for her career. No athlete is eligible until she has reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at her current institution.

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