IWLCA Names Academic, Merit Squads in Divisions I-III

The IWLCA has recognized three schools as earning Merit Squad status, while 51 others earned Academic Squad honors for the 2010 season. Institutions were named Merit Squads by virtue of having one of the top three team GPAs for the season; every school with a team GPA of 3.0 or higher earned Academic Squad honors. Hofstra University topped all schools in Division I for the 2010 season with a 3.492 GPA, while Stanford University (3.477) just edged Duke (3.471) to rank second.

Of the 54 institutions, 10 participated in the NCAA championships, including runner-up Northwestern University and semifinalist Syracuse University.

Merit Squads
Hofstra
Stanford
Duke

Academic Squads
Albany
American
Boston College
Brown
Canisius
Cincinnati
Colgate
Columbia
Cornell
Dartmouth
Denver
Detroit Mercy
Drexel
Duke
Duquesne
Fairfield
Florida
Fresno State
George Washington
Georgetown
Hofstra
Holy Cross
Jacksonville
Iona
La Salle
Lafayette
Lehigh
Louisville
Manhattan
Marist
Monmouth
New Hampshire
Northwestern
Notre Dame
Old Dominion
Penn State
Pennsylvania
Princeton
Quinnipiac
Robert Morris
Rutgers
Sacred Heart
Saint Mary's
Stanford
Syracuse
Temple
Towson
Vanderbilt
Vermont
Villanova
Virginia Tech
Wagner
William & Mary
Yale

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Division II

The IWLCA has recognized three schools as earning Merit Squad status while seven others earned Academic Squad honors for the 2010 season. Institutions were named Merit Squads by virtue of having one of the top three team GPAs for the season; every school with a team GPA of 3.0 or higher earned Academic Squad honors. Lake Erie College led all institutions with a 3.400 GPA. Philadelphia University ranked second with a 3.300 GPA, while Dowling College also earned Merit status with a 3.240 GPA.

Merit Squads
Lake Erie
Philadelphia
Dowling

Academic Squads
Bloomsburg
Dowling
Lake Erie
Mercy
Mercyhurst
Pfeiffer
Philadelphia
New Haven
Slippery Rock
West Chester

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Division III

The IWLCA has recognized three schools as earning Merit Squad status while 61 other earned Academic Squad honors for the 2010 season. Institutions were named Merit Squads by virtue of having one of the top three team GPAs for the season; every school with a team GPA of 3.0 or higher earned Academic Squad honors. Bates College ranked first with a 3.470 GPA, just edging Washington & Lee University, which posted a 3.458 GPA, and Vassar College, which had a 3.410.

Of the 64 institutions, 13 participated in the NCAA championships, including runner-up Hamilton College and semifinalists Gettysburg College and Franklin & Marshall College.

Merit Squads
Bates
Washington & Lee
Vassar

Academic Squads
Adrian
Allegheny
Alvernia
Amherst
Bates
Bowdoin
Bridgewater
Bryn Mawr
Buffalo State
Castleton State
Catholic
Centenary
Colby
Colorado
Connecticut
Denison
Drew
Eastern
Franklin & Marshall
Gettysburg
Hamilton
Haverford
Immaculata
Kenyon
Lynchburg
Manhattanville
Marywood
McDaniel
Messiah
Middlebury
Mount Holyoke
Muhlenberg
Nazareth
Notre Dame (Md.)
New Paltz
Oberlin
Ohio Wesleyan
Oneonta
Rensselaer (RPI)
RIT
Rochester
Rowan
Saint Vincent
Salve Regina
Sewanee: The the South
Skidmore
St. Lawrence
St. Mary's (Md.)
Stevens
Swarthmore
The College of New Jersey
Trinity (CT)
Tufts
Ursinus
Vassar
Virginia Wesleyan
Washington & Lee
Wellesley
Wesleyan
Western New England
Wheaton
Williams
Wilson
Wooster

2010-08-12



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