February 8, 2022

18 Buckeyes Named to NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad


COLUMBUS, Ohio – Eighteen members of the Ohio State field hockey team on Tuesday were honored by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association as members of the 2021 Division I National Academic Squad.

The NFHCA National Academic Squad program, sponsored by OPA Winning Teams, honors collegiate student-athletes who have achieved a cumulative grade-point average of 3.3 or higher through the first semester of the current academic year, and were nominated by their NFHCA member coach.

Among Ohio State’s four-time honorees are Julia Dickinson, Kennedy Fertitta, Emma Goldean, Aaliyah Hernandez, Jessica Hourihane, Sina Schwinn and Sammy Stone. Freshmen of this year’s list are Hallie Brost, Cameryn Forgash, Hanna Killeen, Claudia Thomas, Olivia Zettervall and Jenna Zunic.

This marks the 17th-consecutive season the Buckeyes have recorded nine or more team members on the national academic list. The Buckeyes’ 18 members of the squad represent 78 percent of their total roster.

Ohio State 2021 NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad Members
Leanne Bough – Jr. – Accounting – Whitney Point, N.Y.
Hallie Brost – Fr. – Exploration – Richmond, Va.
Sarah Charley – Jr. – Psychology – Worthington, Ohio
Abby Danson – So. – Construction Systems Management – Clifton Park, N.Y.
Julia Dickinson – Sr. – Communication – Collegeville, Pa.
Kennedy Fertitta – Sr. – Finance – Charlotte, N.C.
Cameryn Forgash – Fr. – Exploration – Swoyersville, Pa.
Emma Goldean – Sr. – Biology – Charlotte, N.C.
Aaliyah Hernandez – Sr. – Biology – Virginia Beach, Va.
Jessica Hourihane – Sr. – Marketing – Winnetka, Ill.
Hanna Killeen – Fr. – Journalism – Hudson, Ohio
Megan McKenna – So. – Health Sciences – Mount Laurel, N.J.
Sarah Richards – So. – Health Sciences – Mountain Top, Pa.
Sina Schwinn – Sr. – Psychology – Rheinbach, Germany
Sammy Stone – Gr. – Sport Management – Herndon, Va.
Claudia Thomas – Fr. – Marketing – Louisville, Ky.
Olivia Zettervall – Fr. – Exploration – Virginia Beach, Va.
Jenna Zunic – Fr. – Exploration – Johnson City, N.Y.