Annville, Pa. (Jan. 23, 2019) – Alvernia field hockey junior Emma Beamesderfer has been named to the 2018 Fall Academic All-MAC Team, as announced by the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC).
The Academic All-MAC Teams are based off of athletic performance and semester grade-point averages (GPA) for the semester of the championship season. The minimum GPA required is a 3.20, and the student-athlete must remain an eligible member of the team through the conclusion of the season. The MAC sports information directors nominate and vote for the Academic All-MAC Teams, giving 50% weight on both academic success and athletic success.
“These recipients represent the true meaning of being a MAC student-athlete,” said MAC Executive Director Ken Andrews.” This is one of the top conference awards we announce after each season. It honors our student-athletes who excel both in the classroom and in their sport.”
Beamesderfer, an occupational therapy major who had a fall semester GPA of 3.93, was named first team MAC Commonwealth All-Conference as a goalie. Beamesderfer also earned MAC Commonwealth Defensive Player of the Week and Alvernia Athlete of the Week honors during the season. Beamesderfer led the MAC Commonwealth with a save percentage of .805. She allowed just 17 goals in 916 minutes of action. Beamesderfer helped lead Alvernia to appearances in the MAC Commonwealth Championship Semifinals and ECAC Quarterfinals.
Beamesderfer is the sixth field hockey player to be named to the Academic All-MAC Team since the MAC began the award in the fall of 2013.
|2018 Field Hockey Academic All-MAC Team|
|Emma Beamesderfer||Alvernia||Junior||3.93||Occupation Therapy|
|Haley Gayoski||Wilkes||Senior||3.92||Elementary Education|
|Christie Hansen||DeSales||Junior||3.51||Medical Studies|
|Alison Hoag||Eastern||Senior||4.00||Early Childhood Education|
|Shayna Landis||Messiah||Senior||3.90||Spanish Business|
|Sara McVey||Stevenson||Senior||3.75||Early Childhood Education|
|Makayla Pak||FDU-Florham||Senior||3.80||Not Available|
|Maggie Sohns||FDU-Florham||Junior||3.94||Not Available|