COLUMBUS, Ohio — The academic honors continue to roll in for the Ohio State University women’s lacrosse team as four women earned Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association Academic Honor Roll status, and the team as a whole earned IWLCA Academic Honor Squad honors, IWLCA officials announced on Monday.
To qualify for the IWLCA Academic Honor Roll a student-athlete must be a junior, senior, or graduate student and carry a cumulative grade-point-average of 3.5 or higher. For a team to earn IWLCA Academic Honor Squad status the team must have a minimum 3.0 GPA for the academic year.
Recent graduate Madison Castelein leads the OSU honorees. The human resources major wrapped up her degree in May. Castelein earned numerous academic honors during her time in Columbus, including Big Ten Distinguished Scholar status for her senior year, Academic All-Big Ten honors all three years she was eligible, and OSU Scholar-Athlete status all four years of her Buckeye career.
While leading the Buckeyes with 40 points on the field, Sara Dickinson also found the time to dominate in the classroom as well. The health sciences major is no stranger to academic achievements, with Academic All-Big Ten honors coming for her sophomore and junior seasons, and three OSU Scholar-Athlete distinctions already in her career.
Caroline Mackrides started every game for the Buckeyes in 2018, but that didn’t distract her from finding success in her studies. The junior adds this to her already impressive list of accomplishments, which includes Academic All-Big Ten honors as a sophomore and junior, and OSU Scholar-Athlete status for all three years of her time in Columbus so far.
Last, but certainly not least, is Mackenzie Maring. The accounting major continues to grow into a vital part of the OSU squad while finding the time to put up impressive numbers in the classroom as well. Like Dickinson and Mackrides before her, Maring has earned Academic All-Big Ten and OSU Scholar-Athlete honors every year she’s been eligible to do so.