The Mansfield University field hockey team has earned 2012 Gladiator by SGI/NFHCA Collegiate National Academic Team Award honors by posting the fourth highest GPA in the nation.

The National Academic Team Award recognizes institutions that achieved a minimum GPA of 3.0 during the first semester of the 2012-13 academic year. As a team, the Mountaineers accumulated a GPA of 3.43.

A total of 22 of the 27 Division II field hockey programs were tabbed as National Academic Team Award recipients.

Mountaineer field hockey is under the direction of Diane Monkiewicz in her 15th season at Mansfield.