August 23, 2010

Team, Kimball and McManus earn IWLCA academic honors

NORTON, MA- The Wheaton College women's lacrosse team and 2010 graduates Kate Kimball (Lexington, MA/Lexington) and Cameron McManus (Yarmouth, ME/Yarmouth) were honored for academic excellence by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA).

The Lyons were one of 64 IWLCA Academic Squads after posting a 3.12 grade-point average during the spring semester.  Kimball and McManus were among 191 Division III student-athletes to earn spots on the IWLCA Academic Honor Roll.

Wheaton joined two other New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) schools as an Academic Squad by posting a GPA during the second semester of 3.0 or higher.  Kimball and McManus were two of seven league players to earn the distinction, which requires student-athletes to hold junior or senior academic standing and achieve a GPA of at least 3.2 for the spring semester.

Named to NEWMAC Academic All-Conference teams earlier in the spring, Kimball and McManus graduated with degrees in studio art and psychology, respectively.  Kimball started each of the 15 games in which she played, finishing tied for second on the squad in caused turnovers, while McManus was a starter in 10 contests.

Wheaton posted a 5-11 record last spring, including going 2-4 in the NEWMAC.  The Lyons took sixth in the regular season conference standings before falling to Mount Holyoke College in the opening round of the league tournament.

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