Chandler, Ariz. – For the second straight season Clark University field hockey student-athlete Talia Fish (Philadelphia, Pa.) has been named the recipient of the National Field Hockey Coaches Association's Scholar of Distinction Award it was announced on Thursday evening by the governing body's Executive Director, Jenn Goodrich.
In addition to Fish, freshman backup goalkeeper Celine Manneville (Columbia, Md.) was also named a recipient of the prestigious academic award.
In order to be selected, an individual must have a 3.90 cumulative grade point average after the fall semester of the 2013-14 academic year.
The award for Fish wraps up a stellar senior campaign on and off the field. She was named New England Women's And Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) second-team all-conference after a season that saw her finish with a career-high 24 points, while leading the team with six assists.
She had a trio of multiple goal games in 2013 including totaling eight points (three goals, two assists) in a win over Becker and potting a pair of goals in wins over Anna Maria and Western New England.
A three-time academic all-conference honoree with a 3.92 grade-point average, Fish started and appeared in all 69 games of her career ending with 70 points (28 goals, 14 assists).
Manneville, meanwhile, sports a 3.92 grade-point average after appearing in two games in her first season. She ended the year with a 0-1 record and a 1.68 goals against average.