Bears Recognized with 3rd-Highest GPA in the Country

PROVIDENCE, RI – The Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) has recognized the Brown women's lacrosse team as one of nine schools (three each in Division I, II, and III) to have earned Merit Squad status for the 2011 season. The Bears, who came in with the third-highest GPA in Division I, were named a Merit Squad by virtue of having one of the top three team GPAs for the season, and join American and Stanford to earn the honor. Brown posted a team GPA of 3.450 and was earlier named one of 56 squads to earn Academic Squad status, while six members of the team were named to the IWLCA Academic Honor Roll. American led the way with a 3.493 GPA, while Stanford posted a 3.485.