The Worcester State Athletics Department officially recognized the achievements of its student-athletes as a part of National Student-Athlete Day by holding a reception on April 7, 2011, to honor its fall, winter and spring athletes. After brief remarks by Vice President for Student Affairs Sibyl Brownlee and Director of Athletics Sue Chapman, Board of Trustees Chair John Brissette ’88 handed out certificates to the Worcester State field hockey team to credit the squad for posting the highest GPA nationally. In Division III, the squad beat out 120 other institutions for the top spot that included National Champion Bowdoin (3.52) along with WPI (3.44) and Clark (3.48), locally. In the last seven years, Worcester State has been the only public college or university to earn the top spot and one of three to be in the top five. Out of the 19 players who competed in the fall 2010 season, 18 notched over a 3.0 and 12 registered a 3.5 or better.