Field Hockey's Jacke Anderson Earns Academic Honors

Field Hockey's Jacke Anderson Earns Academic Honors

May 26, 2011

NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-A member of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's field hockey team has earned a prestigious post-season academic honor.

Senior midfielder Jacke (JACK-ie) Anderson (Medway, MA/Medway HS) has been named second team College Division All-District One as a member of the College Sports Information Directors of America-Capital One Academic All-America At-Large Team. She is one of 33 student-athletes honored, among nominees from NCAA Division II and III and NAIA, two-year and Canadian colleges in New England and New York, four Canadian Maritime provinces and Quebec. Student-athletes in 25 sports are eligible for the at-large team, which is selected by a vote of CoSIDA members in the district.

Anderson played in all 23 games for the Corsairs, who won the Little East Conference tournament and represented the conference in the NCAA Division III Championships for the second year in a row. She had one goal and three assists for five points. A four-year letter winner, Anderson was named to the National Collegiate Academic Squad by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association, as well as the Little East Conference Academic All-Conference Team. A mechanical engineering major with a minor in mathematics, she has appeared on the Chancellor's List (3.8 grade point average or higher on a 4.0 scale) for seven consecutive semesters.

"It has been a pleasure to coach Jacke for four years here at UMD," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Nicole Castonguay. "I have watched her grow into a young woman in ways that are impressive beyond words. Her intelligence was something that brought her here to our engineering program, and it's also a major piece of why she found so much success on the field and with her teammates. She was easy to coach because she understood the game and what I was asking of her. Jacke will continue to succeed in her career and I hope that she will take some of her team lessons with her into the work force--this will put her even more ahead of the others. We wish her the best and are truly proud of her accomplishments."