ALBANY, N.Y. – Three UAlbany student-athletes, Rachel Bowles, Andrea Flood and Sarah Martin earned a place on the 2016 Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Zag Sports Academic Honor Roll.
To qualify, student-athletes must be at least in junior standing and hold a cumulative academic grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or better.
UAlbany tied with Binghamton University for the most amount of student-athletes on the IWLCA academic honor roll from an America East institution.
On Wednesday, UAlbany as a team was placed on the 2015-16 IWLCA Zag Sports Academic Roll, which is awarded to programs that earned a team-GPA of at least 3.0 for the 2015-16 season. As a team, UAlbany had a 3.31 GPA for the 2015-16 athletic year.
Bowles stands with a 3.75 GPA in social welfare in her first year of graduate school. She competed her collegiate career as UAlbany’s all-time leader in goals with 175 and points with 233, earning IWLCA All-Northeast Region and America East All-Conference First Team honors this year with 37 goals and 12 assists in 15 starts in the midfield.
Flood stands as a redshirt junior athletically and a graduate student in school, holding a 3.51 GPA in public health. Starting all 17 games on defense, she finished with seven caused turnovers and 12 ground balls, helping the Great Danes hold their opponents to 6.94 goals per game.
Martin just finished her junior season and boasts a 3.55 GPA as a psychology major. On the field, she earned IWLCA All-Northeast Region and America East All-Conference First Team recognition after earning 58 points, off 30 goals and 28 assists, 55 draw controls and 19 caused turnovers, leading the team in the final two categories.
Bowles, Flood and Martin were three of the 301 student-athletes across the three NCAA divisions (DI, DII and DIII) and NAIA schools to be placed on the IWLCA academic honor roll.