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Worcester State's Parent Earns Second Consecutive Academic All-America Honor

Worcester State's Parent Earns Second Consecutive Academic All-America Honor

AAA DIII At-Large Teams

GREENWOOD, Ind. - Recent Worcester State University field hockey graduate Michaila Parent (Westborough, Mass.) has earned her second consecutive Google Cloud Academic All-America selection, as voted on by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

The 2018-19 Google Cloud Academic All-District Men's and Women’s At-Large Teams recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances in the athletic realm and in the classroom. The Google Cloud Academic All-America program separately recognizes outstanding student-athletes in four divisions — NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III, and NAIA.

Last month, Parent was named Academic All-District by CoSIDA, which automatically qualified her for Academic All-America contention. She was also named the MASCAC's Scholar Athlete of the Year earlier this month.

Parent became the Lancers' all-time leader in goals, assists, and points during her senior season that saw her score 18 goals and 13 assists for 49 points. She was a one-time Little East Offensive Player of the Week award recipient, and was named a Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) National Weekly Honorable Mention once.

At season's end, Parent was named to the First Team All-Little East Conference for her efforts, and was selected to play in the NFHCA Division III Senior All-Star Game on November 17. She was also named First Team All-Region by the NFHCA.

Parent graduated from Worcester State in May with a perfect cumulative grade point average of 4.0. She was awarded the Senior Female Margaret "Peg" Nugent Award prior to graduating, given to the top Worcester State senior student-athlete for outstanding academic and athletic achievement, and previously she was the recipient of the Biotechnology Academic Major Award, owning the highest GPA of any graduating biotechnology major.

Release courtesy of Worcester State Sports Information