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Three St. Agnes Students Named to National Academic Squad

Houston, TX – The National Field Hockey Coaches Association has named three St. Agnes students to the 2013 National Academic Squad: Alice Linesch, Angie Nowling, and Vivien Vu. New in 2013 for NFHCA, the High School National Academic Squad program recognizes high school seniors who have achieved a minimum cumulative, unweighted GPA of 3.9 out of 4.0 or the equivalent through the first quarter of the 2013-14 school year, making the athletes Scholars of Distinction.

"This is a HUGE honor, and as a growing team, it is very exciting to have three awardees for our first nomination," said head field hockey coach Virginia Hudgins.

The St. Agnes field hockey program is only in its third year of play and already boasts more than 60 players in three teams. Opening the new Athletics Complex at Fondren and Bellaire has allowed the Academy to expand its competitive sports offerings, with 50% of students electing to participate in team sports.

The National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) is a non-profit organization serving field hockey coaches and supporters of the game from across the United States. Their mission is to stimulate the professional development of coaching leadership within the sport of field hockey. The NFHCA strives to cultivate and recognize the professional contributions of its membership and to foster and promote the growth of the sport.

St. Agnes Academy, located in southwest Houston, was founded in 1906 by the Dominican Sisters and is rooted in the Dominican tradition. St. Agnes Academy provides a Catholic college preparatory education that encourages young women to develop intellectual curiosity, to work for social justice and to act with integrity and compassion.

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Photo caption L-R: Vivien Vu, Angie Nowling, Ana Perez, Alice Linesch, Monica Bueso