Wells earns academic honor

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CASTLETON — After posting career-best numbers and helping guide the Castleton field hockey team to a regular-season championship in 2018, Sarah Wells has been named to the 2018-19 College Sports Information Directors of America's Google Cloud Academic All-District First Team.

The 2018-19 Google Cloud Academic All-District At-Large Teams, selected by CoSIDA, recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances in the athletic realm and in the classroom. To qualify, student-athletes must have a GPA above 3.30, be at least a sophomore academically, be a key contributor to their team on the field and have completed one full year at their current institution. Wells advances to the Google Cloud Academic All-America ballot, with the Academic All-America Teams being announced June 19.

Wells, a four-year starter for the Spartan field hockey program, was named to the President's List four times in her time at Castleton in addition to being named to the Dean's List three times. The Bellows Falls graduate was a four-time NFHCA Scholar of Distinction and was named to the NFHCA National Academic Squad four times in her career in addition to two North Atlantic Conference All-Academic Team nods and one appointment to the Little East Conference All-Academic Team.

She led the Spartans with 18 goals and 44 points in 2018, finishing her career fifth all-time in program with 113 points on 44 goals and 25 assists. She was named both LEC First Team All-Conference and NFHCA All-Region as a senior after being named LEC Player of the Week two times. Wells was also a two-time team captain and was named Team MVP for the 2018 season.

She becomes the first Castleton field hockey player to earn CoSIDA Academic All-District At-Large honors, and is the first Spartan female student-athlete to earn At-Large recognition since Rachel Bombardier (women's ice hockey/women's lacrosse) in 2016.



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