Worcester, Mass. – Field hockey senior star Talia Fish (Philadelphia, Pa.) has been named to the Capital One Academic All-District At-Large Team it was announced on Thursday afternoon following a vote of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Earlier this month Fish was named the recipient of the Alice Higgins Award, given annually to the female student-athlete who makes a significant contribution to the athletics program and enrich the tradition of Clark Athletics. She was also named the John and Kay Bassett Scholar Athlete Award honoree which goes to the graduating four-year senior participant with the highest grade-point average.
A three-time NEWMAC academic all-conference selection who is also a two-time National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Scholar of Distinction, Fish majored in sociology with a self-designed minor in public health and boasts a 3.92 overall GPA.
Already accepted into the University's accelerated fifth-year master's program in Public Administration, she started all 68 games of her career, finishing with 66 points. Twice she finished second on the team in scoring – including during her senior season when she earned second-team all-conference honors after finishing with 24 points (nine goals, six assists).
In order to qualify for CoSIDA All-Academic status, the nominated student-athlete must be of sophomore academic standing with a GPA of 3.30 or above.
Academic All-District teams are comprised of student-athletes who are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada.
91 student-athletes from Division III were named to First-Team Academic All-District teams. They all advance to the Capital One Academic All-America Team ballot where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected early next month.
Since the Academic All-America program began back in 1952, Clark has only had three student-athletes achieve that status. Women's swimmer Liz Rosen was a second-team selection in 2011, joining men's soccer's Matthew Maranz (1987, third-team) and women's basketball standout Michele Maxwell (1993, second team).