SHAWNEE – Oklahoma Baptist women's lacrosse was recognized as an Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Division II Academic Honor Squad and four players were named to the Division II Academic Honor Roll, the IWLCA announced Wednesday.
Seniors Morgan Urick and Suzie Wisham were named to the Academic Honor Roll, as well as juniors Haley Ballard and Allison Ingrim. This is the second consecutive year for the Lady Bison to place four student-athletes on the honor roll. Urick and Wisham each earned the honor for the second year in a row, becoming the only two-time recipients in program history.
Urick is a psychology and pre-counseling major from Houston, Wisham majors in psychology and kinesiology and is from Colorado Springs, Ballard is an accounting and management major from Overland Park, Kansas, and Ingrim is a finance major from St. Louis, Missouri. To be eligible for this honor, student-athletes must have at least junior standing and have earned a cumulative academic grade point average of 3.50 or greater.
"We're very happy for these four fantastic young women for achieving this honor. They've really helped establish our culture of success in the classroom, and we look forward to even more of our student-athletes being named to this list in the future," said OBU Head Coach Jordan Beech.
The Lady Bison also earned Academic Honor Squad status for the second straight season and the second time in program history. To qualify for this honor, the team must have posted a 3.0 or higher team GPA for the academic year. OBU lacrosse finished with a 3.22 GPA last season.
"One of the things we talked about all year was maintaining a high level of success in the classroom, and the team took that to heart and had a great year academically," said Beech. "We actually improved our GPA from my first season here and a lot of that comes down to the balance we've struck between academics and athletics."