Florida Tech Duo Named to IWLCA Academic Honor Roll
By Florida Tech // August 26, 2015
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association recently announced the student-athletes tabbed to the 2015 Division II Academic Honor Roll for their success in the classroom.
This year two Florida Tech women’s lacrosse members were included on the list of academic achievers, Arielle Gunderson and Katie Reid.
Majoring in mechanical engineering, Gunderson recorded a 3.6 grade point average while taking 16 credit hours in mechanical engineering during the 2015 spring season. This is Gunderson’s second academic accolade from this spring, also making the Sunshine State Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
A key cog to the Panthers’ defense during their inaugural season, the senior started all 16 games for FIT, tallying 21 groundballs, 17 caused turnovers, two draw controls and one assist.
A two-sport athlete, Gunderson is also a member of the Panthers’ women’s soccer team.
During the 2014 season, the Conyers, Georgia native netted a spot on the Fall SSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll while starting nine games on FIT’s backline.
Reid, a graduate student during the 2015 spring season, accumulated a 4.0 grade point average while earning a master’s degree in aviation human factors.
The Colorado Springs, Colorado native also claimed a spot on the SSC Spring Commissioner’s Honor Roll. Reid started all 16 games for the Panthers, registering 36 groundballs, 16 draw controls, 10 caused turnovers and four goals, including three free possession tallies.
The IWLCA honored 178 student-athletes from 48 different institutions with inclusion in the 2015 IWLCA/Zag Sports Division II Academic Honor Roll.
All student-athletes were nominated by their schools, have achieved at least junior status academically and had a cumulative academic GPA of 3.50 or greater. Leading the way was the 2015 IWLCA/Zag Sports Division II Scholar-Athlete of the Year Melissa Menchella from Lindenwood University.