Jacke Anderson Earns CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic Honors

Jacke Anderson Earns CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic Honors

NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-Junior midfielder Jacke Anderson (Medway, MA/Medway HS) of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's field hockey team has earned post-season academic honors.

Anderson has been named third team CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District. She was named to the College Division At-Large team for District I, which includes all non-NCAA Division I universities in New York and New England and includes student-athletes participating in bowling, crew, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming, tennis, volleyball, water polo, and wrestling. The first, second and third teams each include 10 members and are chosen by a vote of College Sports Information Directors of America members within each district. To be nominated, a student-athlete must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.3 or better and must have participated in half of their team's contests.

Anderson appeared in 13 games, starting twice for the Corsairs, who went 15-7, won the Little East Conference championship and advanced to the NCAA Division III Championships. She had one goal and one assist for three points, and her goal was a game-winner. A three-year letter winner who helped lead UMD to their first NCAA field hockey berth ever, Anderson was named to the Little East Conference Academic All-Conference Team. She was also named to the UMass Dartmouth Chancellor's List for students with grade point averages of 3.8 or better, and the Dean's List for students with GPAs of 3.2 or better.

"I am very proud to hear about Jacke's accomplishment," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Nicole Castonguay. "She is very disciplined, both in the classroom and on the field.  Her teammates respect
her highly because she always comes to work hard for us day in and day out.  We take pride as a team in our academic accomplishments and for Jacke to be recognized on this level is a true honor to her and to our university."