COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Freshman Delaney Leathers was named a Gladiator by SGI / NFHCA Scholar of Distinction by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association this week. She earned the honor for carrying a GPA better than 3.9 in the 2013 fall semester.
Leathers, a cell biology major, is one of just 80 players in the country named to the Gladiator by SGI / NFHCA Division I Scholars of Distinction list.
The Virginia Beach, Va. native started in 11 of the Terrapin’s 24 games in the midfield and helping out the defensive unit. She helped Maryland to a 22-2 record and the Final Four, as well as the ACC championship in a 2-0 win over North Carolina.
Leathers was also named to womensfieldhockey.com's All-Rookie Squad and picked up a goal and an assist on the year.
The National Academic Squad recognizes those student-athletes who have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher through the first semester of the 2012-13 academic 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 head coach Missy Meharg.
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