Tia Levins Named to CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All District I First Team
Senior carries 3.85 GPA in management
Levins became the second field hockey player in school history to earn Academic All-District honors from CoSIDA.
RINDGE, N.H. (May 18, 2012) – Senior forward Tia Levins (Manchester, Maine) of the Franklin Pierce University field hockey team has been named to the CoSIDA/Capital One All-District I First Team, as announced Thursday by CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America). As a result of the selection, Levins will advance to the Academic All-America ballot.
To be eligible for selection, each student-athlete must own a 3.30 cumulative grade-point average or higher, be at least a sophomore in academic standing and be a starter or significant contributor athletically. The Academic All-District and All-America teams are voted on by sports information directors in the district and nation, respectively. Field hockey does not receive its own Academic All-District/America teams from CoSIDA, but is instead mixed into an "at-large" pool with bowling, crew, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming and diving, tennis and water polo.
It is the first time Levins has been selected to an Academic All-District Team, and she becomes just the second player in program history to earn the honor, joining Kelly Henry '03, who was an Academic All-District selection in both 2001 and 2002. Henry was the only Academic All-America selection in program history in 2002.
Levins, who has a 3.85 grade-point average in management through seven semesters, tied for ninth in the nation in goals per game (0.89) and ranked 14th in points per game (1.89) this fall. In addition, she finished third in the Northeast-10 in goals (17) and sixth in both points (36) and shots on goal (45). She also tied for the Conference lead in game-winning goals (6). In 2011, Levins established new Franklin Pierce records for career goals (34), career points (73), single-season goals (17) and single-season points (36).
It is not the first academic award for Levins, who earned the Northeast-10 Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award in field hockey and was named to the Northeast-10 Academic All-Conference back in February. It was her third Academic All-Conference honor, and she is also a four-time selection to the NFHCA All-Academic Squad. On the field in the fall, Levins was an All-Northeast-10 First Team selection, her second All-Conference accolade after being named to the Second Team in 2010. She was also selected to participate in the NFHCA North/South Senior Game.
Franklin Pierce finished the 2011 season 10-9 (7-3 Northeast-10) and in third place in the Northeast-10, the highest finish in program annals. It was the second time the team finished above .500 overall, joining an 11-7 campaign in 2000. By winning percentage, the 7-3 (.700) Northeast-10 record trailed only 2000's record of 7-2 (.778).
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