CHANDLER, Ariz. – A total of five student-athletes on the University of New Hampshire field hockey team were named to the 2013 Gladiator by SGI/NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad on Tuesday, one day after UNH received the Division I National Academic Team Award.
Senior back Megan Bozek (Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.) received the Academic Squad recognition for the third time; she was also feted in 2010 and 2012.
Senior midfielder Casey Pohlmeyer (Millersville, Md.) made the Academic Squad for the first time in her four-year Wildcat career.
The National Academic Team Award recognizes the programs that achieved a team grade-point-average of 3.0 or higher during the fall 2013 semester. The National Academic Squad recognizes those student-athletes who achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher through the fall 2013 semester.
UNH, which ended the season ranked No. 16 in the nation, captured the America East regular-season crown for the fourth consecutive year in 2013 by completing conference play with a perfect 5-0 record for the second straight year and third time in four years.
The Wildcats also won the America East Championship title and advanced to the NCAA tournament for the second time in three years. UNH finished the 2013 season with a 15-7 record to mark the fifth highest win total in the program's 39-year history.