Shannon and Hackman Named to IWLCA Academic Honor Roll
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Former Cavalier women’s lacrosse players Sarah Hackman and Katie Shannon have earned a spot on the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association’s (IWLCA) Academic Honor Roll, as announced by the organization on Thursday. A total of 407 student-athletes at 152 institutions were recognized for their excellence in the classroom during the 2008-09 academic year.
Hackman was a defender for the Cavaliers, hailing from Baltimore, Md. She completed her degree in history this spring and is garnering her first academic honor from the IWLCA. Hackman played in 26 games throughout her career – starting one. She collected three ground balls and forced four turnovers throughout her senior season.
Shannon, a native of Downingtown, Pa., is a two-time member of the IWLCA Honor Roll. A graduate of Virginia’s nursing program, Shannon spent her final year with the prestigious honor of living on the Lawn at UVa and was awarded the athletics department’s Jettie Hill Memorial Award as the senior female student-athlete with the highest scholastic average through her four years at UVa. She started all but one game for the Cavaliers this spring, was second on the team in draw controls and caused turnovers and dished out two assists.
In order to be eligible for consideration, players must have achieved at least junior year status and have a minimum grad point average of 3.5 or be in the top-10 percent of their squad.