Swartz Becomes Fisher's First Student-Athlete to Win NCAA Elite 90 Award
Sophomore Lauren Swartz of the nationally-ranked St. John Fisher College women's lacrosse team became the College's first-ever Elite 90 award recipient. She was honored on Friday, May 21, during the NCAA Division III National Championship, held in Salem, Va.
Swartz, who is also a member of Fisher's field hockey program, carries a 4.0 cumulative grade-point average in chemistry and has been honored with numerous academic awards over the last two seasons including the Empire 8 President's List. She has also been named a Scholar of Distinction by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association twice.
The Elite 90, an award founded by the NCAA, recognizes the true essence of the student-athlete by honoring the individual who has reached the pinnacle of competition at the national championship level in his or her sport, while also achieving the highest academic standard among his or her peers. The Elite 90 is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA's championships.
Swartz and the rest of the No. 9 Cardinals played No. 3 Tufts University in the Final Four inside Kerr Stadium in Salem, Va. After a historic run, the Cardinals ended their season in a hard fought game, falling 12-10 to Tufts.
For more information on the Elite 90 award winners, log on to https://www.ncaa.com/elite-90.