Louisville, Ky. - University of Louisville women's lacrosse team had five athletes named to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Association's Academic Honor Roll, the organization announced on Tuesday. Nikki Boltja, Ashley Herbst, Monica Negron, Jamie Redding, and Cat Gordon joined 233 student-athletes for 79 different institutions on the 2014 IWLCA Division I Academic Honor Roll.
To be eligible for recognition, the student-athletes must be at least junior status academically and had a cumulative academic GPA or 3.50 or greater.
Boltja received her degree in Health and Human Performance in May. She finished her Louisville career ranked first on the school's career charts in free-position goals (52), second in points (235) and goals (193), third in assists (42) and game-winning goals (9), and ninth in game started. She was named all-BIG EAST and all-region honors each of the last three years.
Herbst started 13 games for the Cardinals in goal this season. She played over 718 minutes and earned a 9.18 goals against average while collecting 52 saves. She graduated in May with her degree in sports administration.
Gordon is the only junior on the list and is pursuing a degree in communications. She saw action in 15 games for the Cardinals this season and finished with one goal.
Negron also earned her degree in Biology in May. The BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year started 19 games this season, logging 19 caused turnovers, 32 ground balls, and 45 draw controls. She also contributed to the Cardinals' offense, recording five goals and three assists. She capped a four-year career in which she ranks first in game started (67), second in ground balls (145) and caused turnovers (92), and third in draw controls (164).
Earlier this month, the women's lacrosse team was tabbed an IWLCA Division I Academic Squad for maintaining a team grade-point average of at least 3.0.
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