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Three Field Hockey Players Earn All-ACC Academic Honors




Feb. 28, 2013

Chestnut Hill, Mass. - Three Boston College field hockey student-athletes were named to the 2012 All-ACC Academic team, according to the league announcement on Thursday morning.

Senior Jacqui Moorfield and juniors Virgynia Muma and Paige Norris earned the prestigious honor.

Moorfield, a back from Christchurch, New Zealand, who was one of two captains for the 2012 season, started all 77 games of her career. This past year, she. led the team in assists (5) and shots (55) and tied for third-most points (11). She was also tied for seventh in the ACC in shots and sixth for shots per game (2.89). She was named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll as a junior.

Muma, a forward from Falmouth, Mass., will be one of the captains for the 2013 season. She played and started in all 19 games, earning NFHCA All-Northeast Region Second-Team honors. She ranked second on the team with 12 points and tied for second five goals. In both her freshman and sophomore campaigns, Muma was named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll and received the Athletics Director's Award for Academic Achievement.

This is Norris' third time being named to the academic team. The midfielder from Victoria, British Columbia, will also be one of the captains in 2013. She started all 19 games and earned NFHCA All-Northeast Region First-Team honors, tallying six points on the year with two goals and two assists. Norris also was named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll and received the Athletics Director's Award for Academic Achievement as a freshman and sophomore.

To be eligible for consideration for the ACC All-Academic Team, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during her academic career.

Maryland senior defender Harriet Tibble was named the 2012 Atlantic Coast Conference Field Hockey Scholar-Athlete of the Year. All six schools that compete in field hockey were represented on this year's All-ACC Academic Team, led by Duke with eight selections. North Carolina had six players recognized, followed by Maryland and Virginia with five apiece. BC and Wake Forest had three student-athletes garner accolades.

For a complete list of the 2012 All-ACC Academic Field Hockey team, visit the ACC's website.

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