WASHINGTON – The Catholic University of America was recognized with three student-athletes named to the 2015 Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA)/Zag Sports Division III Academic Honor Roll. Seniors Tori Neill, Kathryn Burton and Madeline Wilson each earned the yearly distinction.
All student-athletes were nominated by their schools and have achieved at least junior status academically and had a cumulative academic GPA of 3.50 or greater. The IWLCA honored a record number 838 student-athletes from 256 different institutions.
"This is a great honor which is completely deserved by three award-winning student-athletes," said head women's lacrosse coach Meghan McDonogh. "We were lucky to have such great senior leadership last season and further highlights the accomplishments we had both on the field and in the classroom."
Neill continues to add to her numerous accolade list after earning Landmark Women's Lacrosse Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors. On the field, Neill earned First-Team All-Region and First-Team All-Landmark recognition for a second consecutive season, and she was also named a Second-Team IWLCA All-American for the first time in her career.
Wilson joined Neill as an All-Landmark selection this past season, earning second team honors. She ranks in the top-four all-time at CUA in goals and points.
Burton played in all 20 games for the Cardinals last season, scoring four goals on four shots while grabbing 32 ground balls. She, along with Neill and Wilson, each earned Landmark Conference Academic Honor Roll status this past May.
CUA was one of three Landmark conference programs to garner selections to the honor roll. The Cardinals were the only team to have more than one honoree.