Junior forward Emily Mikac earns the recognition for the third time
COLUMBUS, Ohio Eight student-athletes from the Ohio State field hockey team have been named to the NFHCA National Academic Squad, the National Field Hockey Coaches Association announced Monday. Junior Emily Mikac was named to the team for the third time while four others, Linda Haussener, Melissa Hunter, Melissa Palm and Lindsay Quintiliani, earned their second honors.

Mikac, a forward from Upper Arlington, Ohio, is a communication major who also is a two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree and OSU Scholar-Athlete. She is just the sixth Buckeye to receive the award three or more times.

Haussener, a co-captain for Ohio State in 2007 and a junior midfielder from Baden, Switzerland, is majoring in political science. She is a two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree and OSU Scholar-Athlete.

Quintiliani is a sophomore goalkeeper from Mountain Top, Pa., and has started every game the last two seasons while majoring in speech and hearing. Fellow sophomore Palm, of West Vancouver, British Columbia, is a back/midfielder for the Buckeyes and an exercise science major. Hunter, a redshirt-freshman from Ocean City, N.J., is a forward from Ocean City, N.J., and undeclared in her major. All three are Academic All-Big Ten selections in 2007 and OSU Scholar-Athletes.

Freshmen Alicia Anzivine, Aisling McKeon and Ally Sullivan earned their first spots on the National Academic Squad.

The National Academic Squad recognizes student-athletes who have achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.30 through the first semester of the 2007-08 academic year.