USC Lacrosse Trojans Earn IWLCA Academic Honors
NORTHBOROUGH, Mass. – The USC lacrosse team was named as one of 319 schools across NCAA Divisions I, II, III, and the NAIA to receive IWLCA (Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association) Academic Honor Squad distinction for the 2020-21 academic year, the IWLCA announced on Tuesday, July 27.
Additionally, the IWLCA honored 862 student-athletes from 103 different institutions on the 2021 IWLCA Division I Academic Honor Roll. Five Trojans were among those named to the honor roll including graduate defender Natalie Byrne (Sociology), senior defender Courtney Hutchinson (Health and Human Sciences), graduate attacker Maddie McDaniel (Communication Management), junior midfielder Katie Ramsay (Business Administration), and senior midfielder Emily Stallings (Business Administration).
To qualify as a team, each NCAA women's lacrosse team must have posted a 3.20 or higher cumulative team grade-point average for the 2020-21 academic year. To be eligible for the individual honor roll, student-athletes must be a junior, senior, or graduate student and have earned a cumulative academic GPA of 3.50 or greater.
In 2021, the USC lacrosse team went 9-7 overall with a 6-3 record in the Pac-12 to finish the regular season in second place in the league standings. USC faced Colorado and fell by a single goal in the conference tournament semifinal. Ninth-year head coach Lindsey Munday earned her 110th career victory during the season. Kelsey Huff was named the Pac-12 Midfielder of the Year and Madison Waters was chosen as the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year.
For more information on the USC women's lacrosse team, a complete schedule, and results, please visit USCTrojans.com. Fans of the Women of Troy can follow the team on Instagram and on Twitter @USCTrojansLax.