Sammy Allen graduated in the spring with a bachelor's in biology.
Sept. 16, 2011
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Former University of Louisville women's lacrosse players Sammy Allen and Katie Zoeller have been honored for their achievements in the classroom, earning Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association Academic Honor Roll status, the Colorado-based organization announced.
To be eligible for recognition, student-athletes must have a grade-point average of 3.2 or better and have achieved at least junior status academically.
Allen graduated in May with a bachelor's in biology, and Zoeller - a double major - will finish with bachelor degrees in health and human performance and nursing in the spring. Allen started all 17 games in 2011, totaling 12 goals, three assists, 36 ground balls and 35 draw controls. Zoeller, a goalkeeper, played in five games and made 19 saves.
In July, the Cardinals were bestowed the 2010-11 BIG EAST Team Academic Excellence Award, an honor that recognizes the highest collective grade-point averages in each of the conference's 26 sports.
The squad finished the year with a 10-7 overall mark, as it has now recorded at least 10 victories in each year of its four-year history. Five players were named to the IWLCA all-West/Midwest Region Team, including Bergan Foley - a third team IWLCA All-American - and Emily Dashiell, who were first-team selections. Additionally, four were tabbed all-BIG EAST honorees. Statistically, the team finished the year ranked second nationally in draw controls per game (15.53), fifth in ground balls per game (20.53) and ninth in scoring offense (14.18 goals per game).