Women's Lacrosse Named IWLCA Academic Squad for Third Straight Year
Sept. 3, 2009
WASHINGTON, DC - For the third consecutive year and fifth time in the past six seasons, the George Washington women's lacrosse team received Academic Squad status from the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA). 2009 graduate Katie Lilly and senior Kelsey Honeyford also earned IWLCA Academic Honor Roll distinction.
GW joined 49 other Division I schools on the Academic Squad, while Lilly and Honeyford were among the 407 student-athletes from all divisions who earned Honor Roll recognition for the 2008-09 academic year. Teams must have a combined grade-point average of 3.0 or greater to be eligible for academic team honors, while individuals must possess a 3.5 GPA or higher or were in the top 10 percent of their squad and have reached junior academic standing.
Lilly, who received degrees in international affairs and economics from GW last May, finished in the program's Top 5 in career caused turnovers (4th - 81), draw controls (2nd - 93) and ground balls (3rd - 128). She earned second team All-Atlantic 10 honors in 2009 after receiving honorable mention accolades in 2008 and All-Rookie Team selection in 2006. Lilly was named to the Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll three semesters.
Honeyford has started every game in defense for the Colonials the past two seasons and set career-highs with 32 ground balls and 16 caused turnovers in 2009. The sport, event and hospitality management major has been named to the A-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll four semesters.
GW qualified for the Atlantic 10 Championship for the third time in five seasons and finished with a 5-12 overall record in 2009.