COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Four members of the ACC champion Maryland field hockey team were selected to the All-ACC Academic Team Friday. Katie Gerzabek, Natalie Hunter, Alyssa Parker and Sarah Sprink were all honored by the conference for their academic and athletic achievements over the 2013 season.
To be eligible for consideration for the All-ACC Academic team, a student-athlete, regardless of classification, must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during her academic career.
“We’re very, very, very proud of Katie, Natalie, Alyssa and Sarah,” head coach Missy Meharg said. “They have a variety of different majors. It’s an honor for them to lead and for us to have such great student-athletes represent Maryland field hockey to the Atlantic Coast Conference.”
This is the third straight year Gerzabek, a junior kinesiology and Spanish language, literature and culture major, has been named to the All-ACC Academic Team and the second year for Sprink, a sophomore letters and sciences major. Both Gerzabek and Sprink made the All-ACC Second Team in November. Sprink was also named to the NFHCA All-America Third Team.
Hunter and Parker are first-time honorees. Hunter, a senior environmental science and policy major, was an All-ACC First Team honoree in November and made the NFHCA All-America Second Team.
Parker, a sophomore letters and sciences major, scored seven goals with six assists and started in 19 of 24 games on the year.
The Terrapins went 22-2 in the 2013 season, winning the program’s 10th ACC title with a 2-0 victory over North Carolina in Boston. Maryland advanced to its 17th Final Four and 16th under Meharg.
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